British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was nonetheless in hospital on Monday struggling persistent coronavirus signs 10 days after testing optimistic for the virus, although Downing Avenue stated he remained accountable for the federal government.
“The PM continues to be at hospital,” a British authorities supply stated. “He spent the night time in hospital.”
Johnson, who had been isolating in Downing Avenue after testing optimistic final month, was taken to hospital on Sunday night time as a result of he nonetheless had a high temperature and his medical doctors felt he wanted further exams.
“On the recommendation of his physician, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for exams,” his Downing Avenue workplace stated in a press release on Sunday.
“It is a precautionary step, because the prime minister continues to have persistent signs of coronavirus ten days after testing optimistic for the virus,” the assertion added.
Johnson, 55, on March 27 turned the primary chief of a serious energy to announce that he had examined optimistic. He went into isolation at an residence in Downing Avenue and stated on Friday he was staying there as he nonetheless had a excessive temperature.
Downing Avenue underscored that this was not an emergency admission and that Johnson remained accountable for the federal government. Overseas Secretary Dominic Raab will chair the federal government’s emergency COVID-19 assembly on Monday, a supply stated.