UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who tested positive for COVID-19 a few days back, has been shifted to the intensive care unit at the St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
A spokesperson said, “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.”
The PM was admitted to the hospital last Sunday as he complained of persistent symptoms of the disease.
Johnson, 55, tested positive for the disease about 10 days ago. He complained of symptoms like cough and high fever.
According to BBC, the PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise wherever necessary.
Some reports also said that the UK was not revealing Johnson’s actual condition. Recently, The Guardian reported that the PM’s condition was worse than what his officials were telling and that doctors were concerned about his breathing issues. These claims were denied by Johnson’s office.
On being asked about the PM’s condition, senior politician Matt Hancock said that the former was in ‘good spirits.’
On Monday, Johnson took to Twitter and wrote:
The situation in the UK is not good
Last month, Prince Charles had tested positive for COVID-19 and was practising self-isolation. Health Minister Matt Hancock has also been infected.
So far, Britain has 55,242 active cases. Around 6,159 people have lost their lives to the deadly disease till now.