Boris Johnson taken to hospital for 'routine operation' - Dominic Raab is acting PM
The PM was operated on at 6am and back at Downing Street by 10am
Boris Johnson is recovering after having a "routine operation on his sinuses" earlier Monday where he was given a general anaesthetic, Downing Street has confirmed.
The Prime Minister's spokesman said Johnson went into an unnamed NHS hospital in London at 6am and was back in Downing Street by 10am. Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab is acting PM for at least the next day while the Johnson recovers.
The spokesperson said Johnson had a "very minor routine operation related to his sinuses" that was carried out "first thing this morning".
"He was back in Downing Street shortly after 10am this morning," the spokesperson added.
The spokesperson said the PM was given a general anaesthetic for the operation and will spend the day resting.
He is due to chair a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, and to travel to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda later this week, the Mirror noted.
Asked if it was certain Johnson would return to work Tuesday, the spokesman added: "I think it will depend on on on how he feels."
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