BREAKING: British PM Boris Johnson Moved To ICU As Coronavirus Worsens
London, UK – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Monday evening, 11 days after testing positive for coronavirus.
Johnson, 55, was admitted to the hospital for tests on Sunday on the advice of his doctors after his coronavirus symptoms persisted for 10 days, according to BBC.
"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,” a spokesman for 10 Downing Street said in a statement. "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 is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication," the spokesman said.
He also said that the British prime minister had asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputize "where necessary", BBC reported.
That request was made prior to Johnson’s move into the ICU.
Johnson was reportedly conscious and alert and has not been intubated, but was placed in intensive care as a precaution, SKY News reported.
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