British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to a hospital for tests, 10 days after being diagnosed with the new coronavirus.
Johnson’s office said he was hospitalized Sunday because he still has symptoms , but it is not an emergency. Downing St. said it was a “precautionary step” and Johnson remains in charge of the government.
The 55-year-old leader has been quarantined in his Downing St. residence since being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26. He said Friday that he was feeling better but still had a fever.
The government said Sunday that almost 48,000 people have been confirmed to have COVID-19 in the U.K., and 4,934 have died.
In an attempt to calm fears in the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II made a rare public address on Sunday.
"I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge," Queen Elizabeth said.