British PM Boris Johnson Remains In Hospital For Coronavirus

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - (ARCHIVE): A file photo dated on March 18, 2020 shows British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaving Number 10 at Downing Street, London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for... LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - (ARCHIVE): A file photo dated on March 18, 2020 shows British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaving Number 10 at Downing Street, London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19. (Photo by Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 6, 2020 9:15 a.m.
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LONDON — Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly in good spirits following his first night in the hospital for what his office described as a “precautionary step” after contracting the new coronavirus.

Johnson remains in charge of government despite being sent to St Thomas’ Hospital after COVID-19 symptoms of a cough and fever persisted. His spokesman James Slack says he remains in hospital under observation.

The 55-year-old leader had been quarantined in his Downing Street residence since being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26. He is the first known head of government to fall ill with the virus.

He has released several video messages during his 10 days in isolation.

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