UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to ICU as symptoms worsen.
Downing Street announced that the PM was moved to the intensive care in the hospital on the advice of his medical team. They said he is receiving excellent care. In the meantime, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is expected to deputise for the prime minister, where necessary.
Johnson went into self-isolation about 10 days ago. He has displayed mild symptoms and then tested positive for the coronavirus. However, on Sunday he had been admitted to a hospital in London, where he had visited to get several routine tests done.
He had continued to display coronavirus symptoms such as high fever and cough. Therefore, on Sunday evening, he had been admitted on advice of medical professional.
Boris Johnson moved to ICU
However, his symptoms had continued to persist and today he has been moved to the intensive care unit. At the moment, PM Johnson is being given oxygen. But, according to sources, he has not been put on a ventilator.
The 55-year-old prime minister was moved to the icu as his conditions progressively worsened within a few days.
The Queen has already been informed of the prime minister’s condition.
Raab said regarding Boris Johnson move to the ICU that the PM continued to display incredibly strong team spirit.
He added that the Government is working on implementing the plans made by the PM regarding the coronavirus outbreak, as soon as possible.
He believes that through this plan, they can take the through this pandemic.
U.S. President Donald Trump wished his UK counterpart a speedy recovery. He tweeted that he and Johnson were very good friends, and Johnsons was a friend to the U.S. He also described the UK PM as someone who doesn’t give up.
So far, the UK has reported 51,608 coronavirus cases and 5,373 deaths. They are at the eighth position behind, U.S., Spain, Italy, Germany, France, China and Iran.