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Prime Minister Boris Johnson taken to hospital

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been taken to hospital

Breaking News: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19, Downing Street has said.

He “continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus”, a spokeswoman said for the government – including a high temperature.

Mr Johnson has worked from home, from Number 11 Downing Street, using the back half of the Chancellor’s office in isolation. And he has been in isolation since he tested positive for coronavirus on 27 March.

He chaired a coronavirus meeting via video-link on Friday morning, but his fever has been getting worse.

He has also been sharing social media video posts with the country during his isolation.

He was last seen in public applauding the NHS and other key workers from his flat in Downing Street on Thursday.

It was described as a “precautionary step” taken on the advice of his doctor.

The prime minister remains in charge of the government and urged people to follow its social distancing advice.

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