LONDON — April 6, 2020: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to hospital yesterday evening with persistent symptoms, 10 days after testing positive.
It has been described as precautionary measure made on his doctor’s advice but Johnson is expected to stay overnight and will have routine tests. He also has a temperature.
In a statement, a Downing Street spokeswoman said the prime minister thanks NHS staff for all of their incredible hard work and urges the public to continue to follow the government’s advice to stay at home.
The PM has worked from home since it was announced that he had tested positive on March 27.
He was last seen in public applauding the NHS and other key workers from Downing Street on Thursday evening, and chaired a meeting the next morning.
“I still have a temperature. So in accordance with government advice I must continue my self isolation until that symptom itself goes,” he said in a video on Twitter.
Yesterday, his pregnant partner Carrie Symonds tweeted that she has spent a week in bed with the main symptoms but had yet to be tested for the virus.