April 6, 2020 - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a London hospital on Sunday for testing, according to the BBC.

Johnson tested positive for coronavirus on March 27, and he “continues to have persistent symptoms,” including a high temperature, according to a statement from a Downing Street spokeswoman. Going to the hospital was a “precautionary step” and “on the advice of his doctor,” the statement says.

By Monday, Johnson tweeted that he was in “good spirts” but the government no longer described his symptoms as “mild,” the Guardian newspaper reported. The newspaper also reported that it was not clear if Johnson would have to stay another night in the hospital but confirmed Johnson had been given oxygen treatment.

Johnson is the first major governmental leader known to have contracted the disease, according to CNBC. He was in self-isolation at his residence next door to 10 Downing Street.

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