Region’s MPs send goodwill messages after Boris Johnson admitted to hospital over coronavirus

PUBLISHED: 21:26 05 April 2020 | UPDATED: 23:07 05 April 2020

Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital as his coronavirus symptoms continue  Picture: IAN VOLGER/DAILY MIRROR/PA WIRE

Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital as his coronavirus symptoms continue Picture: IAN VOLGER/DAILY MIRROR/PA WIRE

Ian Vogler

MPs across Suffolk and Essex have shared messages of goodwill to Boris Johnson after he was admitted to hospital for tests related to his coronavirus diagnosis.

Downing Street confirmed Mr Johnson went to hospital for tests on the evening of Sunday, April 5 - but said it was “precautionary”.

Mr Johnson took the advice of his doctor as a precaution and is not said to be due to an emergency.

A Downing Street spokeswoman said: “On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests.

“This is a precautionary step, as the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus.

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“The prime minister thanks NHS staff for all of their incredible hard work and urges the public to continue to follow the government’s advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”

Suffolk and Essex MPs have been sending messages of goodwill to the Prime Minister via Twitter.

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt said: “Wishing @BorisJohnson all the very best. Sure he’s in the best hands and will make a full recovery shortly. The whole country is rooting for you.”

Suffolk Coastal MP and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Therese Coffey said Mr Johnson was “being sensible”, adding “he is in the best of hands”.

Braintree MP James Cleverly simply said: “Get well soon boss.”
Fellow Essex MP Vicky Ford added: “Thinking of @BorisJohnson right now - get well soon boss. Thank you for all you do for our country x.”

Mr Johnson, 55, has been working from home and adhering to his government’s advice since testing positive for the virus in March.

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