Boris Johnson is recovering at Downing Street after undergoing a minor operation.
The Prime Minister attended a London hospital at 6am on Monday morning for the operation relating to his sinuses, No 10 said.
He returned to Downing Street shortly after 10am, his official spokesperson confirmed.
With Johnson resting, any urgent decisions required will be made by the deputy Prime Minister, Dominic Raab.
At a lobby briefing, the Prime Minister’s official spokesperson said: “He went to hospital around 6am and the operation was carried out first thing this morning.
“He was back in Downing Street shortly after 10am.”
It is understood that the operation was not related to the Prime Minister having contracted Covid-19 back in the early stages of the pandemic in 2020.