Prime Minister Boris Johnson taken to hospital 'on advice of doctor' ten days after positive coronavirus test

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been taken to hosptial

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been taken to hospital ten days after testing positive for coronavirus, a Downing Street spokesperson confirmed.

He tested positive for Covid-19 on March 26 and has been self isolating since.

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In a video on his Twitter account at the time of being tested, Mr Johnson, 55, said he had developed a temperature and a persistent cough.

Boris Johnson has been taken to hospital

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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.”

Mr Johnson will remain in charge of the government, and he was not taken to hospital as an emergency admission.

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