International desk – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been shifted to intensive care in hospital after his novel coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, according to a BBC report.
The broadcaster says a spokesman of the Downing Street informed he was moved on the advice of his medical team and is receiving “excellent care”.
Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise “where necessary”, the spokesman added, according to BBC.
The 55-year old prime minister was admitted to hospital in London with “persistent symptoms” on Sunday evening.
A No 10 statement read: “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 [Monday] 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.