UK: Boris Johnson Admitted to Hospital for Tests Over ‘Persistent’ COVID-19 Symptoms

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital for tests 10 days after contracting the coronavirus.

A Downing Street spokesperson said it’s a “precautionary step” since the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of the virus.

Johnson, 55, is the first major governmental leader known to have contracted the disease. He had been self-isolating at in his flat next door to 10 Downing Street and was running a high temperature.

He remains in charge of the government and is in contact with ministerial colleagues and officials

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