LONDON — Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care in hospital on Monday evening, 24 hours after being admitted with COVID-19.
A No. 10 spokesman said the prime minister’s condition had worsened over the course of Monday afternoon and he has been moved to the intensive care unit at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital.
Before moving to intensive care, Johnson asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputize for him, “where necessary,” Downing Street said in a statement. Officials indicated the prime minister remains conscious.
A No. 10 spokesman 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.
“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 is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.”