U.K. Prime Minister office announced Monday that Boris Johnson has been moved to the intensive care unit after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.
Boris Johnson was moved into intensive care at Thomas’ Hospital in London, No. 10 Downing Street said in a statement Monday.
A statement read: “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,”
Though the prime minister has continued with his duties since his diagnosis, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was deputized to fill in for Johnson when necessary.
Earlier on Monday, the PM tweeted that he was in “good spirits” and was keeping in touch with his team.
‘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.’
PM Johnson announced his positive test results March 27 on Twitter, saying his symptoms were mild and he was self-isolating.
The United Kingdom has 47,806 confirmed coronavirus cases and 4,934 deaths as of Monday.