- The UK prime minister, Boris Jonhson, has been hospitalised over coronavirus infection
- Johnson was taken to the hospital after having persistent symptoms of the virus 10 days after testing positive to the virus
- The prime minister who will undergo routine tests in the hospital is, however, still in charge of the government
The prime minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has been hospitalised, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus.
BBC reports that Johnson was admitted in a London hospital on Sunday evening, April 5, after having "persistent symptoms" of the virus, including a temperature, since he has been in self-isolation.
Legit.ng gathers that the decision to move the prime minister to the hospital was a precautionary step recommended by his doctor. He is to undergo a series of routine tests while at the hospital.
Despite being in the hospital, Johnson remains in charge of the government while his foreign secretary is scheduled to chair a coronavirus meeting on Monday, April 6.
Recall that the prime minister had on Friday, April 3, posted a Twitter video in which said he was still displaying minor symptoms.
Meanwhile, in another report on coronavirus, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has recovered from the deadly virus after testing negative for the disease a second time.
Makinde broke the news in a tweet late on Sunday, April 5 and thanked the people of the state for their prayers.
The governor also thanked Professor Temitope Alonge who acted in his stead as head of the Oyo state COVID-19 task force while he was being treated.
“I am deeply moved by your prayers and support throughout this period. I am so thankful. This evening, I received my second negative test result for COVID-19. I especially thank Prof Temitope Alonge, who acted in my stead as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force,” he tweeted.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state said the ongoing lockdown in the state will be extended if the need arises.
The federal government had ordered a 14-day lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja to check the spread of coronavirus.
However, Sanwo-Olu speaking at a press briefing on Saturday, April 4, said the situation of things would determine if the lockdown would be extended.
The governor disclosed that he would liaise with the federal government if there is need to extend the lockdown.
“This is just day five. So, in the first 14 days, we still have about eight or nine days to go,” Sanwo-Olu said.
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