Boris Johnson Admitted In Hospital for Tests Over ‘Persistent’ COVID-19 Symptoms

The Prime Minister of Britain, Boris Johnson has been admitted in hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said.

Boris Johnson Admitted In Hospital for Tests Over 'Persistent' COVID-19 Symptoms
Boris Johnson

According to BBC, he was taken to a London hospital last night with “persistent symptoms” – including a temperature.

It is said to be a “precautionary step” taken on the advice of his doctor.

The prime minister remains in charge of the government, but the foreign secretary is expected to chair a coronavirus meeting on Monday morning.

Mr Johnson is expected to stay overnight and is having what have been described as “routine tests”, according to BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg.

In a statement, a Downing Street spokeswoman said: “On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests.

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“This is a precautionary step, as the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus.” She added:

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