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United Kingdom: Boris Johnson makes a brief stay in the hospital

PublishedJune 20, 2022, 2:11 PM

The British Prime Minister underwent a “very light routine surgery related to his sinuses” on Monday morning, his services said.

Boris Johnson is expected to return to business on Tuesday.

AFP

Boris Johnson made a whirlwind stay in a London hospital. The British Prime Minister underwent routine sinus surgery there. “He arrived at the hospital around 6 a.m. and the operation took place,” said a spokesman for the head of government. “He was back in Downing Street shortly after 10 a.m..”

Boris Johnson, 58 since Sunday, is now resting at home and plans to attend the Council of Ministers on Tuesday, the spokesman said, stressing that the operation had been planned “for a while”. The Prime Minister has been seen several times in recent weeks sniffling like he has a cold.

In April 2020, he spent several days in hospital, including three days on life support, after contracting Covid-19. During this hospitalization, the then head of diplomacy, Dominic Raab, had acted as interim. Raab – now justice minister and deputy prime minister – and Simon Case, Britain’s top civil servant, had been given advance notice of Monday’s operation, the spokesman said.

(AFP)

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