PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to Hospital ten days after testing positive for Coronavirus.
He will undergo tests, Downing Street has said but stressed it was simply a “precautionary step”.
Aides told The Sun “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 ten days after testing positive for the virus.
“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.”
Aides to the Prime Minister claimed Boris “looked dreadful” ten days after his positive test.
Sources said the PM had been “coughing and spluttering” on Zoom video calls over the last few days.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock who also tested positive, but has since recovered said: “He’s okay, I’ve been talking to him every day, often several times a day, throughout this, throughout the time that both of us were off and so he has very much got his hand on the tiller but he has still got a temperature.”
“In a way it shows this virus affects different people differently.”
“I was lucky, I had two pretty rough days and then I bounced back and some people do get it pretty mildly, and then for others it’s very, very serious and the Prime Minister is not at that end of the spectrum.”