Last Updated on April 6, 2020

Boris Johnson Hospitalised after Persistent Symptoms of Coronavirus

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests after showing persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus.

Downing Street his admission is a just a precautionary step and is not in any way an emergency admission.

In a statement published on Sunday, Downing Street said: “On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests. This is a precautionary step, as the Prime Minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus.”

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On March 27, Johnson became the first leader of a major power to announce that he had tested positive. He went into self-isolation at a flat in Downing Street and said on Friday he was staying there as he still had a high temperature.

Johnson has continued to chair daily meetings on Britain’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and has released several video messages during his 10 days in isolation.

In a message on Friday, he said he was feeling better but still had a fever. Boris Johnson remains in charge of the government, Downing Street said.

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