Coronavirus: PM admitted to hospital over virus symptoms

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after tests good for coronavirus, Downing Avenue has explained.

He “proceeds to have persistent indications of coronavirus”, a spokeswoman claimed - which includes a significant temperature.

It was explained as a “precautionary step” taken on the information of his medical doctor.

The prime minister remains in demand of the federal government and urged persons to observe its social distancing guidance.

“On the advice of his health practitioner, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to clinic for checks,” the spokeswoman mentioned.

“This is a precautionary phase, as the primary minister continues to have persistent signs or symptoms of coronavirus ten days right after screening good for the virus.”

She included: “The key minister many thanks NHS workers for all of their unbelievable tricky do the job and urges the public to proceed to comply with the government’s assistance to continue to be at household, protect the NHS and help save life.”

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