via The Associated Press
UNITED KINGDOM – For one day, this Monday 20 June, Boris Johnson is no longer in charge of the United Kingdom and announced Downing Street, it is his deputy Dominic Raab who has taken the reins. In question: The prime minister had to undergo a “routine operation” of the sinuses.
The operation, under general anaesthesia, took place this Monday at 6 a.m. at a London hospital and was well-planned, according to the prime minister’s official spokesman.
Boris Johnson has returned to Downing Street at around 10 a.m. and will rest for the whole day. His remission will be short-lived as he should return to his post on Tuesday morning, explain British media as Wire And this Guardian,
placed under general anesthesia
The prime minister’s official spokesman called the process a “moderately routine operation”, but declined to go into details. However, he clarified that the prime minister was to be placed under general anesthesia for a “relatively brief period” and added that the procedure was planned in advance and was not unexpected.
It has also been clarified that Boris Johnson still has plans to travel to Rwanda this week for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting as planned.
This is not the first time that the head of diplomacy, Dominic Raab, has replaced Boris Johnson on short notice due to health problems. It remained so for several days in the spring of 2020 when the prime minister had to be admitted to intensive care because of COVID-19.
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