Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, was on Sunday admitted to hospital for tests after showing persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus.
“On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests,” Downing Street said.
“This is a precautionary step, as the Prime Minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus,” Downing Street said.
On March 27, Boris Johnson became the first leader of a major power to announce that he had tested positive. He went into isolation at a flat in Downing Street and said on Friday he was staying there as he still had a high temperature.
“The prime minister thanks NHS staff for all of their incredible hard work and urges the public to continue to follow the government’s advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives,” Downing Street said.
Johnson was admitted to the hospital on the same day that Queen Elizabeth II gave a rare televised address to the nation, urging the British people to confront the pandemic with the same “self-discipline” and “resolve” that has defined the country in times of crisis.
A spokesperson said this was not an “emergency admission” and that Johnson remains in charge of the government. His ongoing coronavirus symptoms include a fever.
We wish the Prime Minister and all coronavirus victims the quickest recovery