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Prime Minister Boris Johnson stayed in hospital on Monday due to persistent coronavirus symptoms.
He was admitted on Sunday evening due to a high temperature which doctors said required further testing. Downing Street officials said he was hospitalized as a “precautionary measure” and is still in government office.
“The prime minister is still in the hospital,” a British government source told Reuters. “He spent the night in the hospital. “
BORIS JOHNSON HOSPITALIZED AFTER EXPERIENCING CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS, SAYS PM BUREAU
Johnson, 55, reportedly suffered from persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after being tested positive.
“On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister was admitted to the hospital for tests this evening. This is a precautionary measure because the Prime Minister continues to show persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after being tested positive for the virus, “said a spokesman on Sunday.
Since being tested positive, the Prime Minister has isolated himself at Downing Street. On Friday, he announced on Twitter that he “felt better”, although he still exhibits one of the symptoms described as “minor” after seven days of isolation.
“I always have a temperature and therefore, in accordance with the advice of the government, I must continue my self-isolation until this symptom disappears,” he added.
BORIS JOHNSON EXTENDS SELF-INSULATION DUE TO CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS
On March 27, he became the first major power to announce that he had tested positive for COVID-19. At the time, he told the public that he had developed “mild symptoms” – “a persistent temperature and cough.”
He still conducts remote government activities, as well as regular video messages to the public. Some of these messages showed how the virus physically affected him.
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As of Monday morning, the UK had more than 48,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and at least 4,940 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins.
Frank Miles and Adam Shaw of Fox News contributed to this report