Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister has been admitted to a London hospital for coronavirus tests.
According to Sky News the British Prime Minister still has a persistent fever and temperature and was taken to hospital under the advice of his doctor.
LondonLovesBusiness understands Johnson was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure, and not an emergency.
GP Dr Ellie Cannon said that still being sick ten days later “is probably a red flag if he [Boris Johnson] still has symptoms,” the Dr added, “Until you are fully better you are not out of the woods.”
Jon Asthworth, MP Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary said on Twitter, “I send my very best wishes to Boris Johnson and his family tonight for a swift recovery.
“I know the NHS will deliver brilliant care with exceptional professional. We all look forward to seeing the Prime Minister healthy and well again.”
In a statement, a Downing Street spokeswoman said, “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 10 days after testing positive for the virus.”
The Downing Street spokeswoman added, “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.”
Dr Simon Clarke, a microbiologist from University of Reading, told Sky news the Prime Minister was taken to hospital, “this happens to some people.”
He said, “We have a seven day quarantine period usually for people who have the virus, but only if you’re feeling better and some people may take a bit longer.
“They will look at his general physiology and biochemistry, make sure his organs are functioning properly and that he can breathe okay.
“I imagine these are fairly routine checks just to make sure he’s alright.
“You would normally expect him to get over it quicker but there are instances where people who are fit and healthy and not over the 70 isolation threshold, who do struggle a bit, and we don’t really know why.
“It’s a bit like why we don’t understand why some people don’t get symptoms at all or don’t get infected at all.”
The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, has been designated as the Minister who will take over if Johnson is incapacitated.
The Health Secretary said on Sunday speaking to Sky’s Sophy Ridge, he does “not want to have to take away exercise as a reason to leave home.”
The Department for Health announced on Sunday that a further 621 patients have died across the UK, bringing the total to 4,934.
The department said, “As of 9am 5 April, a total of 195,524 people have been tested of which 47,806 tested positive.”
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