British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to the hospital for tests after a few days of showing symptoms of a corona virus infection.
“On the advice of a doctor, the Prime Minister was hospitalized last night for tests,” the 10 Downing Street No. 10 office said in a statement on Thursday, saying the tests were part of “the measure.” prevention “because of Mr. Johnson’s prolonged symptoms.
The 55-year-old leader announced he was positive for the virus on March 27, saying he had a cough and fever in a video posted on Twitter. In a new announcement Wednesday, Mr. Johnson said he still had a fever.
In a statement on April 5, the Prime Minister’s office said “the prime minister continued to have persistent symptoms of corona virus infection 10 days after testing positive for the virus”.
“The Prime Minister thanked the NHS team for working so hard and urged the public to continue to abide by the government’s recommendation to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives,” the notice said.
Mr. Johnson has run the government remotely during isolation and continues to work despite being hospitalized.
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock has already reported positive for the virus, while Chief Medical Counselor Chris Witty said he would begin the process of self-isolation after symptoms appear.
Mr Johnson is said to have been delayed in compliance with the “distance-keeping” measure now in place in the UK. Just a few weeks ago, he was still talking about shaking hands with corona virus patients at the hospital.
At the time, the UK faced criticism because the approach was less aggressive than the more aggressive anti-epidemic measures being taken in many of its European neighbors. Currently, the UK has recorded 48,436 cases, ranked eighth in the world, including 4,943 deaths, according to statistics of John Hopkins University.