UK prime minister Boris Johnson hospitalized. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said.
Prime minister Boris Johnson, has been hospitalized after showing persistent Coronavirus symptoms. The 55 year old politician took to social media on March 27, to announce he tested positive for the novel COVID-19 and had been in self-isolation at his Downing Street residence for seven days.
He was taken to a London hospital on Sunday evening with “persistent symptoms” – including a temperature.
It is said to be a “precautionary step” taken on the advice of his doctor.
Mr Johnson has worked from home since it was announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus on 27 March.
He was last seen in public applauding the NHS and other key workers from his flat in Downing Street on Thursday evening, and chaired a coronavirus meeting remotely on Friday morning.
Also on Friday, the prime minister posted a Twitter video in which said he was 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 said.
“But we’re working clearly the whole time on our programme to beat the virus.”
On Saturday, his pregnant partner Carrie Symonds tweeted that she has spent a week in bed with the main symptoms.
She said she had not been tested for the virus.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock had also tested positive for the virus and returned from self-isolation on Thursday to host the daily Downing Street news conference.
The government’s chief medical adviser, Prof Chris Whitty, has also had to self-isolate after showing symptoms.