British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 27, was admitted to hospital on Sunday.
Johnson has been dealing with symptoms of the virus for 10 days, and the hospital admission will allow doctors to perform more tests, according to a statement from 10 Downing Street provided to Daily Hive.
“On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests,” a Downing Street spokesperson said.
“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 55-year-old prime minister started self-isolating in his London flat immediately after his diagnosis, and continued to work.
He continued to have “persistent” symptoms, including a high fever, Downing Street said.
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“This was not an emergency admission and the decision was taken on the advice of his doctor,” the British prime minister’s office said.
Johnson remains in charge of the British government and is in contact with his ministers and officials.
Johnson’s partner Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant with their child, also reportedly caught the virus, but is improving.