Downing Street has confirmed Prime Minister Boris Johnson underwent an operation this morning at a London hospital related to his sinuses.
A No 10 source said the Prime Minister is making a good recovery following and feeling well after a “very minor routine operation related to his sinuses.”
According to the source, the PM’s operation was on the NHS and was scheduled “for a while.”
The Prime Minister’s official spokesperson said:
“He went to hospital around 6am and the operation was carried out first thing this morning.
“He was back in Downing Street shortly after 10am.”
It is understood Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab has been on hand “to assist with any major decisions today, in line with the general advice to the public on not making significant choices for the first 24 hours after undergoing general anaesthesia.”
The Downing Street spokesperson said: “Procedures were in place so that any significant decisions could be deferred to Mr Raab before Mr Johnson resumed duties.”
However, it is thought the Prime Minister has already been on hand this afternoon whilst recovering and is already planning to chair Tuesday morning’s Cabinet meeting.
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