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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in intensive care as Covid-19 symptoms worsen

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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

β€” Henry Zeffman (@hzeffman)April 6, 2020

Desperately worrying news tonight. To@BorisJohnson and@carriesymonds all our heartfelt good wishes.

And our thanks to all in the#NHS tending to the PM and so many others across the country tonight.

β€” Jackson Carlaw MSP (@Jackson_Carlaw)April 6, 2020

The whole country is behind you#BorisJohnsonπŸ’ͺ🏻 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§pic.twitter.com/XJkUUUy3o0

β€” 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

β€” Deidre Brock (@DeidreBrock)April 6, 2020

Additional reporting by Elizabeth Piper, Kate Holton, William

James, Kylie MacLellan, Elizabeth Howcroft, Paul Sandle and

Costas Pitas

Reuters