Boris Johnson has been asked to step down from government if he’s too sick to stay in charge.
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On Friday, he posted a video on Twitter and said he “felt better” but would remain isolated until his temperature dropped.
He added, “He spent the night in the hospital and of course we all wish him luck and hope that as a result of these tests, he can return to Downing Street as soon as possible. “
General practitioner Dr. Sarah Jarvis and a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners told the BBC that PM was likely to have “moderate” symptoms of coronavirus.
Dr. Jarvis, who is not Johnson’s doctor, said, “Since he remains in government, it suggests to me that he probably has moderate illness but that, as a precaution, he is brought to check the oxygen levels in his blood, to make x-rays and probably scans of his chest.
“And to do blood tests to see, for example, what his white blood cell counts look like and what his liver functions look like.” “
Johnson’s admission comes when he feared pushing himself too hard and insisting on executing the government’s COVID-19 response.
Former head of the civil service, Lord Robert Kerslake, said it would be “reasonable” for him to “step back” if he was not good enough to fulfill his role at the moment.
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He added: “I think at the end of the day, if he is not doing well, he will have to think about it because the job is difficult at best and it is doubly difficult now. “
Deaths from coronavirus patients in the UK are expected to reach 5,000 by the end of Monday, with an estimated death toll of 4,934 at 5 p.m. Saturday, up from 621 the day before, according to official figures.
Nearly 48,000 people have tested positive across the country, although the number of people suffering from the disease is much higher, as only hospitalized people and some NHS staff are currently being tested.