The Prime Minister of Britain, Boris Johnson, has been placed in intensive care due to “worsened” condition of coronavirus.
The 55-year-old was admitted to the St Thomas’ Hospital in London on Sunday evening with “persistent symptoms” of the coronavirus.
Downing Street announced his migration to intensive care on Monday evening.
According to Downing Street, Mr Johnson has urged UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise “where necessary”.
A statement issued by Downing Street says “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.”
“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.”
It noted that “The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.”