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Coronavirus

British PM admitted to hospital for tests after persistent coronavirus symptoms

Johnson was isolating in Downing Street since tested positive 10 days ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson applauds outside 10 Downing Street during the Clap For Our Carers campaign in support of the NHS, London, Britain, March 26.   © Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday in what Downing Street said was a "precautionary step" because he was showing persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus.

Johnson, who was isolating in Downing Street after testing positive last month, still had a high temperature and so his doctors felt he should go to hospital for tests. He remains in charge of the British government, his Downing Street office said.

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