UK PM Boris Johnson moved to ICU as COVID-19 symptoms worsen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 more than a week ago, has been moved to the intensive care unit (ICU) after his condition worsened on Monday.

Boris Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

According to the statement from Downing Street spokesperson: –

“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.

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 UK Prime Minister earlier in a tweet said, “Last night, on the advice of my doctor, I went into hospital for some routine tests as I’m still experiencing coronavirus symptoms. I’m in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe.”

Boris Johnson in a tweet thanked the National Health Service (NHS) staff for taking care of him and others in this difficult time.

Johnson had been quarantined at residence since being diagnosed with COVID-19.