Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, Downing Street has said.
Prime Minister Johnson has had coronavirus for ten days and continued to have persistent symptoms, including a high temperature.
A Downing Street spokesperson said:
“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.”
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
I know he’ll be getting the best care possible and will come out of this even stronger.
— rishisunak (@RishiSunak) April 6, 2020
Labour Leader Keir Starmer
Terribly sad news. All the country’s thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family during this incredibly difficult time. https://t.co/9Eh4ktiqTw
— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) April 6, 2020
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon
My thoughts are with the PM and his family – sending him every good wish https://t.co/tjpadJq6bq
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) April 6, 2020
Mayor Of London Sadiq Khan
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) April 6, 2020
Leader Of The Brexit Party Nigel Farage
I hope and pray for @BorisJohnson to come through this ordeal quickly.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) April 6, 2020