BORIS JOHNSON has been moved to the intensive care unit (ICU) of St Thomas' hospital in London after being admitted on Sunday evening.
The British Prime Minister has reportedly asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise for him as his "persistent" Covid-19 symptoms have worsened.
He was moved to the ICU around 7pm on Monday evening, 11 days after first being diagnosed with the virus.
A Downing Street spokesperson 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.
"The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him when necessary.
"The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks to all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication."
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