Johnson continues his recovery informed about the response to the coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to recover from COVID-19 at his rural residence in Checkers, outside London, and, although he does "no government work", he receives information on his performance against the coronavirus.

This was stated on Monday by a spokesman for Downing Street, who said that the conservative politician receives "updates on the response to the coronavirus" and speaks with "high-level members of his team."

The spokesman, who appeared before the media virtually, declined to anticipate when Johnson will return to work and assured that this decision will be guided by "the advice of his medical team."

He advanced, however, that the foreign minister, Dominic Raab, at the head of the British Executive during Johnson's convalescence, will be in charge of replacing him in the questioning session with the Prime Minister on Wednesday in the House of Commons.

The British Parliament will resume its activity tomorrow virtually, after the opposition asked for the urgent reopening of the sessions in order to put under scrutiny the government management of the pandemic.

Raab was in charge of announcing last Thursday the extension for at least another three weeks of mandatory confinement in the United Kingdom to stop the spread of the disease.

The death toll from COVID-19 in the United Kingdom added 596 new deaths this Sunday, reaching 16,060 fatalities.


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