British Prime Minister continues to show persistent symptoms of covid-19.
English Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who tested positive for the new coronavirus ten days ago, was hospitalized yesterday for further tests.
“On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister was admitted to the hospital for tests”, the Downing Street spokesman said in a statement, adding that it was a “precautionary measure”.
Boris Johnson, 55, said he had tested positive for the new coronavirus on March 27 and has since remained isolated at his official London residence.
“This is a precautionary measure, since the prime minister continues to show persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after the positive test”, adds the note.
Downing Street, which until now maintained that Boris Johnson had developed “mild symptoms”, emphasizes that this is not an “emergency” entry and that the prime minister exhibits, among other symptoms, “high temperature”.
The statement also emphasizes that the prime minister remains in charge of the government and in contact with ministers and senior officials.
“The Prime Minister thanks the workers of the NHS (public health system) for their incredibly hard work and urges citizens to continue to comply with the government’s recommendations to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives”, reads the Downing Sreet’s statement.
The prime minister’s wife, Carrie Symonds, pregnant with her first child, reported that she spent a week in bed with symptoms compatible with the new coronavirus, although she did not undergo a diagnostic test.
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