UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who last month announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus, was on Sunday taken to a hospital for ‘persistent symptoms,’ including high temperature, reports BBC
“On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests, “a statement released by Downing Street spokeswomen on Sunday.
However, it was said to be only a ‘precautionary’ measure, taken on the advice of his doctor. Johnson would undergo a series of ‘routine tests.
“It is a precautionary step as he continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus,” the statement says.
Johnson’s one week long self-isolation period was scheduled to end on April 3, but he announced that he would continue to stay in self-isolation as ‘he was still running temperature.’
While Johnson continues to stay in charge of the government, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, said to be the frontrunner to stand in as the Prime Minister if need be, will on Monday chair a meeting on coronavirus.