An official from Downing Street has reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to an intensive care unit in a London hospital after being admitted with coronavirus. The 55-year old prime minister was admitted to the hospital on Sunday evening with coronavirus symptoms.
A statement from Johnson’s government said, “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 [Monday] 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.”
Johnson’s coronavirus symptoms included a high fever and a cough. According to the BBC, he is not on a ventilator and has been moved to intensive care ” as a precaution.” Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is filling in for Johnson while he is in the hospital.
Update: Boris Johnson was moved from intensive care on April 9, but remains in the hospital with coronavirus, according to a Downing Street spokesperson.
Update: Boris Johnson was released from the hospital on April 12, according to a tweet from the Prime Minister.
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