UK PM Boris Johnson
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital ten days after he was diagnosed with coronavirus, according to reports.
Johnson, 55, has persistent symptoms including high temperature and was taken to hospital on Sunday evening on the advice of his doctor, BBC reports.
A Downing Street spokesperson said Johnson’s admission is a precautionary rather than emergency measure.
“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,” the spokesperson said.
She added: “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.”
Johnson, who is still leading the government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is expected to spend the night at the hospital. He has been self-isolating in 11 Downing Street since testing positive for the virus.