UK: PM Boris Johnson in intensive care after coronavirus condition worsened

BREAKING: UK PM Boris Johnson, who was diagnosed with the coronavirus ten days ago, has been moved to an intensive care unit after his condition worsened.

A spokesman said:

“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.

The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary.

The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication”.

Yesterday, Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus. He was taken to a London hospital on Sunday evening with “persistent symptoms” – including a temperature.

It is said to be a “precautionary step” taken on the advice of his doctor.

The prime minister remains in charge of the government, but the foreign secretary is expected to chair a coronavirus meeting on Monday morning.