British PM Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in St Thomas hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened” earlier this evening 6 April, a Downing Street spokesperson has said.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been asked by Johnson to deputise “where necessary”.
On Sunday the PM was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London with “persistent symptoms”, on the advice of his medical team and was said to be in “excellent care”.
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. 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 continued: “The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.” The PM had tested positive for coronavirus 10 days ago. He had tweeted that he was in good spirits earlier in the day.