Boris Johnson moved to ICU

April 07, 2020

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 13, 2016 Newly appointed Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson waves as he leaves 10 Downing Street in central Londonafter new British Prime Minister Theresa May took office. 
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned, Downing Street said in a statement on July 9, 2018, hours after Brexit minister David Davis stepped down. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF — AFP or licensors
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 13, 2016 Newly appointed Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson waves as he leaves 10 Downing Street in central Londonafter new British Prime Minister Theresa May took office. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned, Downing Street said in a statement on July 9, 2018, hours after Brexit minister David Davis stepped down. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF — AFP or licensors

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to intensive care unit as his condition worsened on Monday afternoon a day after being hospitalised with coronavirus.

He was moved to the ICU at the hospital on the advice of his medical team in case he needed to use a ventilator, according to his Downing Street office press release.

“The PM has asked Foreign Secre­tary Dominic Raab... to deputise for him where necessary,” it added.

Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London on Sunday with a temperature and a cough after testing positive for coronavirus on March 27.

Published in Dawn, April 7th, 2020