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Boris Johnson admitted to hospital

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 6, 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital over persistent symptoms of the coronavirus, according to a Downing Street statement late on Sunday.
Boris Johnson
Prime Minister   Boris Johnson
The relocation to hospital comes 10 days after the 55-year-old premier first announced that he had tested positive for infection with the novel coronavirus.

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"On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests," a Downing Street spokeswoman 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."

Johnson would stay in charge of the government during tests and was in contact with his cabinet, according to the Downing Street statement.


 

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