The prime minister has returned to Downing Street after a minor operation, No 10 has confirmed.

Boris Johnson underwent a “minor routine operation related to his sinuses” under general anaesthetic in London earlier today.

The operation took place at 06:00 BST and Johnson had returned to Downing Street by 10:00 AM.

A spokesperson for the prime minister said deputy prime minister Dominic Raab will make any urgent decisions while Johnson is away from work.

Johnson is scheduled to chair a Cabinet meeting tomorrow morning and was expected to travel to a meeting of Commonwealth leaders later this week.

No 10 said Johnson’s plans will depend on how he feel in the operation’s aftermath

No 10 also refused to comment on the PM’s medical history, but said that the procedure had “scheduled for a while”, went well.  

No 10 also said the operation was unrelated to Johnson’s April 2020 Coronavirus case, during which he spent three nights in intensive care.

Raab also oversaw the PM’s duties while the PM was unable to work over this period.