British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital for testing over issues with COVID-19. The Prime Minister tested positive for COVID-19 on March 27, 2020.
According to 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister’s office, Johnson was taken to a London hospital Sunday evening suffering from what they called persistent symptoms and the Prime Minister is also running a fever.
The decision to go to the hospital is being called a “precautionary step”.
A Downing Street spokeswoman says that “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.”
“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.”
Prime Minister Johnson will remain in charge of the government, however, it is expected that the British Foreign Secretary will chair a coronavirus meeting scheduled for Monday morning.
Boris Johnson became Prime Minister on 24 July 2019. He was previously Foreign Secretary from 13 July 2016 to 9 July 2018. He was elected Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in May 2015. Previously he was the MP for Henley from June 2001 to June 2008.