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Statement: PM Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirus symptoms

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday after showing persistent symptoms of the coronavirus, ten days after testing positive for the virus.

The following statement was issued by his office:

“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.”

Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by Alistair Smout

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