British Prime Minister hospitalized with persistent symptoms

06. 04. 2020 | 3.06am
British Prime Minister hospitalized with persistent symptoms

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, BBC reports quoting Drowning street.

He has taken to a hospital in London with "persistent symptoms" including temperature, bbc reported further.

It is said to be a precautionary step taken on the advice of his doctor , according to Drowning Street.

Boris will remain in charge of the government, but country's foreign secretary is expected to chair a coronavirus meeting on Monday morning.

The British PM is expected to stay overnight and is having what have been described as "routine tests", according to BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg.

"On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has been admitted to hospital for tests." Downing Street spokeswoman said.

"This is a precautionary step, as the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus." She added.

PM has worked from home since 27th March after it was announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

He was last seen in public on Thursday evening encouraging NHS and other key workers from his flat in Downing Street. And also he chaired a coronavirus related meeting on Friday morning.

The Britain's prime minister posted a Twitter video on friday saying he is 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 added.

"But we're working clearly the whole time on our programme to beat the virus."

If the prime minister was unwell and unable to work, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, as the first secretary of state, would stand in, the prime minister's spokesman said last month.

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