UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to the intensive care unit after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.
A Downing Street spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary.
A statement read: “Since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus,” a spokesman for No. 10 Downing Street said in a statement.
“Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital,” the spokesman said.
“The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary,” the spokesman added. “The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.”
Mr. Johnson, 55, was taken to hospital last night for routine tests after testing positive for coronavirus ten days ago. His symptoms included a high temperature and a cough.
Earlier on Monday, he tweeted that he was in “good spirits” and was keeping in touch with his team.
‘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.’