British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had an operation on his sinuses under general anesthetic today, his office says.
Johnson’s spokesman, Max Blain, says the prime minister is back at his 10 Downing Street home and resting after the “routine” procedure.
He says the operation was scheduled in advance and was performed by medics working for the state-funded National Health Service at a London hospital.
Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab filled in for Johnson during the operation.
Johnson was hospitalized in intensive care with the coronavirus in April 2020. Blain said today’s procedure was unrelated to COVID-19.
Johnson, 58, is due to travel to a Commonwealth conference in Rwanda later this week and to attend Group of Seven and NATO summits later this month.