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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday night, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, the government announced.

“This is a precautionary step, as the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus,” a Downing Street spokeswoman said.

The prime minister is expected to stay in hospital overnight, officials indicated, having been admitted earlier on Sunday evening.
Downing Street did not say which hospital he was in, and officials emphasized that it had not been an emergency admission.

 

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