UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.
Johnson was moved into intensive care at around 7pm on Monday evening and remains concious, UK government sources indicated. The same sources added that doctors had moved him there in case he required ventilation.
Dominic Raab, the UK’s foreign secretary and first secretary of state, will stand in for Johnson where necessary.
Downing Street on Monday 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.