UK PM Boris Johnson getting back to work after routine operation

Boris recovered well and would take meetings at his Downing Street office, statement said

Reuters June 21, 2022
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a news conference on a winter Covid-19 plan in the Downing Street Briefing Room in London, Britain September 14, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a minor, routine operation under general anaesthetic on Monday related to his sinuses, his spokesman said, adding he had recovered well and would take meetings at his Downing Street office.

The spokesman earlier said he went to hospital around 6 a.m. (0500 GMT) for the operation, returning to Downing Street shortly after 10 a.m.

In a later update on his condition, the spokesman said the prime minister had made a good recovery.

"He is feeling well and has come back down to the office and is due to take meetings this afternoon," his spokesman told reporters, adding Johnson would chair a meeting of his cabinet team of top ministers on Tuesday.

"It went well, and he's pleased to be back in Number 10 (Downing Street)."


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