Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests – 10 days after confirming he had contracted coronavirus.

Sky News understands Mr Johnson still has persistent symptoms and a high temperature – and was taken to hospital on the advice of his doctor.

The admission is said to be a precautionary rather than emergency measure. It is not known whether he will remain in hospital overnight.

The prime minister is still leading the government response to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is understood.

Mr Johnson has been in self-isolation in 11 Downing Street since testing positive.

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