Boris Johnson continues to lead the UK government from hospital 1 month ago

Boris Johnson continues to lead the UK government from hospital

Johnson said on Friday that he still had a temperature.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to lead the government, despite currently being in hospital due to persistent coronavirus symptoms.

Housing Minister Robert Jenrick said on Monday that Johnson is receiving updates on what's happening and remains in charge of the government.

"He's been working extremely hard, leading the government and being constantly updated, that's going to continue," Jenrick told the BBC.

"Obviously today, he's in hospital having the test but he'll continue to be kept informed as to what's happening and to be in charge of the government."

Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus.

"On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests," a statement from Downing Street said.

"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 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."

Johnson became the first leader of a major country to announce that he had tested positive for Covid-19. He had entered self-isolation but said on Friday he still had a temperature.