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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.
Johnson was moved into intensive care at around 7pm on Monday evening and remains concious, UK government sources indicated. The same sources added that doctors had moved him there in case he required ventilation.
The article goes on to state the following:
Downing Street on Monday 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.”
BBC reports: “He has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise for him, a No 10 spokesman said.”
Raab, the first secretary of state, will stand in for Johnson as necessary.
Downing Street released the following details:
“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.”
The latest COVID-19 stats (at time of publication of this story):
- UK Coronavirus Cases: 51,608
UK Deaths: 5,373
UK Recovered: 135
- US Coronavirus Cases: 356,653
US Deaths: 10,516
US Recovered: 19,308
Global Coronavirus Cases: 1,330,497
Global Coronavirus Deaths: 73,875
Global Recovered: 277,716
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to an intensive care unit after his COVID-19 condition worsened over the course of this afternoon, Downing Street says. Live coronavirus updates: https://t.co/hgqK72pIsK pic.twitter.com/ZHijIeBPMY
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 6, 2020
From The Associated Press:
BREAKING: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit of hospital after coronavirus symptoms worsen. https://t.co/sKltlBCjAX
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 6, 2020
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 6, 2020
CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted:
“British PM Boris Johnson is being moved to intensive care as a spokesperson for the PM says his condition ‘has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital.’ ”
CNN: British PM Boris Johnson is being moved to intensive care as a spokesperson for the PM says his condition “has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 6, 2020
“Prayers up for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was just admitted to the ICU,” Jack Posobiec tweeted.
Prayers up for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was just admitted to the ICU
— Jack M. Posobiec, IWO (@JackPosobiec) April 6, 2020
I hope Boris Johnson gets better, as well as everyone else who is unwell right now. 🙏🏾
— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) April 6, 2020
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