Boris Johnson moved to ICU with coronavirus

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 22:50 | < 1 min read
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. [PHOTO | FILE]
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson. PHOTO | FILE

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved into intensive care in a London hospital.

The UK PM first tested positive for coronavirus 10 days ago, experiencing what his team called “mild symptoms”.

However, earlier today, his spokesman said the symptoms had become “persistent”, and he was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital on Sunday evening.

A statement from Downing Streets says: “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.”