Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will temporarily take over the prime minister's duties while Johnson fights the coronavirus.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care as his coronavirus symptoms worsened, news outlets reported Monday.
“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,” a spokesman for No. 10 Downing Street said in a statement.
“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,” the spokesman said.
“The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary.”
“The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication,” the spokesman added.