Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent last night in the hospital and will undergo some tests later in the day, Secretary of State for Housing Robert Jenrick announced, adding that the politician continues to lead 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".
He also noted that Johnson will soon return to his residence.
On Friday, the prime minister said he still had symptoms of the coronavirus and had to remain in lockdown. Johnson's pregnant girlfriend Carrie Symonds has also been diagnosed with the disease.
According to recent data, there are over 47,800 infected in the United Kingdom, with the death toll now approaching 5,000.
The pandemic has even forced Queen Elizabeth II to address the nation in addition to her traditional Christmas broadcast, something that has happened only four times during her reign. The monarch urged people to maintain self-discipline and thanked all the health workers for their service during the outbreak.