British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to a hospital as a "precautionary measure" in the face of "persistent symptoms" caused by COVID-19, a Downing Sreet spokesman announced Sunday.
Johnson, 55, reported that he had tested positive for the new coronavirus on March 27 and has remained in isolation since then at his official residence in London.
"Under the recommendations of his doctor, the prime minister has been admitted to a hospital for tests," the official spokesman for the head of government said in a statement.
"This is a precautionary measure, given that the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive," adds that note.
Downing Street, which so far has maintained that Johnson had developed "mild symptoms," stresses that this is not an "emergency" entry and that the prime minister displays, among other symptoms, "high temperature."
The statement also stresses that Johnson remains in charge of the government and in contact with his ministers and senior officials.
"The Prime Minister thanks the NHS (public health system) workers for their incredibly hard work and urges citizens to continue to comply with the Government's recommendations to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives," says the Downing statement. Sreet.
The couple of the prime minister, Carrie Symonds, pregnant with their first child, has reported that they have spent a week in bed with symptoms compatible with the new coronavirus, although they have not undergone a diagnostic test.
In the United Kingdom, 4,903 deaths have been registered so far from COVID-19, after an increase of 621 fatalities reported this Sunday, and the total confirmed infections are 47,806, after 195,524 tests carried out.