British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said.
He was taken to a London hospital on Sunday evening with “persistent symptoms” – including a temperature.
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.
”This is a precautionary step, as the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus.”
Also on Friday, the prime minister posted a Twitter video in which said he was still displaying minor symptoms.
”I still have a temperature. So in accordance with government advice I must continue my self isolation until that symptom itself goes,” he said.
”But we’re working clearly the whole time on our programme to beat the virus.”
Sunday’s development came after Johnson’s pregnant girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, revealed she had been showing “classic signs” of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
On Saturday, Symonds said that she spent the past week in bed with coronavirus symptoms.
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