The United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital after showing persistent symptoms of COVID-19.
Downing Street, the premiership office, said it was done as a precautionary step but not an emergency admission.
The office continued stating that the prime minister’s doctor advised him to be admitted to hospital for several 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,” Downing Street concluded the press conference.
Boris Johnson became the first leader of a major western power to announce that he had tested positive for the virus.
On March 27, he began putting himself into self-quarantine at a flat in Downing Street and said that he would stay there as he still had a high temperature.
However, the prime minister still managed to conduct daily meetings on the UK’s response to the pandemic and has released several video messages during his 10 days of self-quarantine.
Downing Street said that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will remain in charge of the government.