Coronavirus: Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests after suffering from Covid-19
Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital on Sunday night (April 5) after suffering from Covid-19.
The Prime Minister tested positive for the coronavirus on March 27, and has been leading the country from home ever since.
But, 10 days on, Mr Johnson continues to have persistent symptoms of the virus, including a high temperature, and so has been admitted to hospital as a precaution.
A Downing Street spokesperson 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 ten days after testing positive for the virus.
“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.”
Cambridge’s Labour MP, Daniel Zeichner, said: “I’m sorry to hear that the Prime Minister has been admitted to hospital with persistent coronavirus symptoms. I wish him a speedy recovery. Thank you to our amazing NHS staff, working tirelessly to help all patients.“
Health secretary Matt Hancock, the MP for West Suffolk, tested positive for Covid-19 on the same day as the PM but has since recovered.
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