Volgens Downing Street 10 is er weinig aan de hand, en is het weinig meer dan een voorzorgsmaatregel. De Guardian bericht echter dat Johnson er veel ernstiger aan toe is dan de regeringsvoorlichting wil toegeven.
The Guardian was told last week that Johnson was more seriously ill than either he or his officials were prepared to admit, and that he was being seen by doctors who were concerned about his breathing.
But Downing Street flatly denied that the prime minister’s health had seriously deteriorated, and insisted there were no plans at that point for him to be admitted to hospital.
Het zou dus wel eens ernstiger kunnen zijn dan Johnson en zijn kabinet bekend willen hebben.