British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests after showing persistent symptoms of COVID-19 10 days after testing positive for the virus.
His office said his admission to the undisclosed hospital was not an emergency.
“On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests,” a statement 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.
“The Prime Minister thanks NHS [National Health Service] 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.”
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