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Boris Johnson insists he is ‘in good spirits’ despite hospitalisation for coronavirus

Downing Street said the Prime Minister had a ‘comfortable’ night in hospital.

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Boris Johnson has said he is "in good spirits" after spending the night in hospital undergoing treatment for the coronavirus.

The Prime Minister tweeted from St Thomas's Hospital in Westminster, where he was taken on Sunday night after his cough and high temperature persisted 10 days after his initial diagnosis.

Mr Johnson said: "Last night, on the advice of my doctor, I went into hospital for some routine tests as I’m still experiencing coronavirus symptoms.

"I’m in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe."

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab - Mr Johnson's de facto deputy - chaired Monday's meeting of the Government's Covid-19 committee, but the PM's spokesman insisted the PM remains in charge.

"Any information which the PM needs to be updated on, or decisions that require actions from the PM, that is what will happen," he said.

"The position is that the PM remains in charge of the Government."

However, Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting has been cancelled.

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