British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has been admitted to the ICU after worsening his coronavirus infection. The leader was entered this Sunday after being held in isolation at his Downing Street residence for ten days since testing positive for Covid-19.
The premier was expected to be discharged "shortly" after statements by the housing minister, Robert Jenrick, who had assured that he was "fine". However, his health condition has worsened considerably in the last few hours.
Johnson of 55 years, he was conscious when he was transferred to the ICU during the afternoon of this Monday. His medical team made the decision to transfer him to that unit as precautionary measure in case you need ventilation, according to CNBC.
The Secretary of Foreign Relations, Dominic Raab, will temporarily assume the prime minister's duties while Johnson is hospitalized, the British government has confirmed in a statement.
"Over the course of this afternoon, Prime Minister's condition has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been transferred to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital, "confirmed a spokesman.
"The Prime Minister has asked the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to replace him when necessary"The spokesperson added." The Prime Minister is receiving excellent attention and thanks all the NHS staff for their hard work and dedication, "he concluded.
It was the British premier himself who announced ten days ago who had this disease through his Twitter profile. "In the last 24 hours, I have developed mild symptoms and I have tested positive for the coronavirus"Johnson said in his message. He also announced that he made the decision to isolate himself, although he assured that he would continue"leading the Government's response via videoconference as we fight this virus"