KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after his coronavirus symptoms deteriorated.
“The prime minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus,” said No 10 Downing Street in a statement, according to BBC.
“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 was given oxygen on Monday afternoon, but is conscious and has not been put on a ventilator.
Johnson is currently receiving treatment in hospital after having persistent symptoms for the past 10 days. He was already in an isolating period and had hoped to be out of isolation on Friday.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been asked to deputise “where necessary”. A total of 51,608 have tested positive and 5,373 have died in the UK due to Covid-19.