Zambian leader consoles British PM after hospitalization

Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu sits in the Presidential Palace in Lusaka, Zambia, 20 November 2015. Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa | usage worldwide (Photo by Bernd Von Jutrczenka/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu sits in the Presidential Palace in Lusaka, Zambia, 20 November 2015. (Photo by Bernd Von Jutrczenka via Getty Images)

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday expressed sadness over reports of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson being diagnosed with COVID-19.

The British prime minister was admitted to an Intensive Care Unit after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Lungu said his thoughts and prayers were with the British prime minister, his family and the people of the United Kingdom.

He wished the British prime minister a very swift recovery and a rapid return to good health. Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday evening.