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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus

Virus Outbreak Britain Boris Johnson
Posted at 4:39 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 16:39:21-04

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to a hospital with the new coronavirus.

Johnson’s office says he is being admitted for tests because he still has symptoms, 10 days after testing positive for the virus.

Downing St. says the hospitalization is a “precautionary step” and he remains in charge of the government.

Johnson, 55, has been quarantined in his Downing St. residence since being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26.

The Associated Press reports, Johnson has continued to chair daily meetings on Britain’s response to the outbreak, and has released several video messages during his 10 days in isolation.