Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday night and had been undergoing tests after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms for more than 10 days.
LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris
Johnson was moved to intensive care on Monday after his
coronavirus symptoms worsened and he has asked Foreign Secretary
Dominic Raab to deputise, Downing Street said.
Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday night and had
been undergoing tests after suffering persistent coronavirus
symptoms for more than 10 days, but the government had earlier
said he was in good spirits and still in charge.
“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,” a spokesman for his office said.
“The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the
First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary.”
Johnson, 55, tested positive for the virus on March 26.
Boris Johnson’s admission to intensive care is leading all the major US news sitespic.twitter.com/Mmw7a58xBQ
— Henry Zeffman (@hzeffman)April 6, 2020
And our thanks to all in the#NHS tending to the PM and so many others across the country tonight.
— Jackson Carlaw MSP (@Jackson_Carlaw)April 6, 2020
— Ryan Swain (@ryanpaulswain)April 6, 2020
Miles apart politically but as one human to another am sorry to hear latest reports of Boris Johnson’s worsening condition and wish him a speedy recovery to good health
— Deidre Brock (@DeidreBrock)April 6, 2020
Additional reporting by Elizabeth Piper, Kate Holton, William
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