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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalized 10 Days After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

Sunday, April 5, 2020


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to a London hospital on Sunday night (April 5) for routine testing after testing positive for COVID-19 on March 27th, according to the BBC.



In a statement by a Downing Street spokesperson:


"On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests.
"This is a precautionary step, as the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus."
She added: "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, protect the NHS and save lives."


The 55-year-old PM immediately self quarantined and began working from home where he recently chaired a coronavirus meeting on Friday (April 3) morning.


Photo via Instagram

That same Friday, he posted a video to Instagram reporting “minor symptoms.”




Several other members of Johnson’s team have also tested positive for the virus, including Health Secretary Matt Hancock and junior Health Minister Nadine Dorries. The UK could be facing a nationwide lockdown for not following social distance guidelines as warned by Health Secretary Matt Hancock during a press conference on Sunday.


U.K. numbers continue to rise with over 48,000 positive cases and 4,900 deaths, according to the John Hopkins coronavirus map.