UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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LONDON – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to an intensive care unit (ICU) after his coronavirus condition worsened, his spokesman said.
Johnson, who was admitted to the hospital on Sunday (April 5), remained conscious at ICU on Monday, but has appointed UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab as his deputy.
Showing Covid-19 symptoms, Johnson had spent a week in isolation before he was sent to St Thomas’ Hospital for testing on Sunday.
“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,” his spokesman said.
He denied claims from Russian state media that Johnson had been placed on a ventilator, calling it “disinformation.”
Meanwhile, Johnson’s aide were “increasing worried” about his health, The Sun reported, quoting as saying that the prime minister was “coughing and spluttering” during conference calls.
The Guardian described sources as saying that “Johnson was more seriously ill than either he or his officials were prepared to admit.” ICA/Expat Media
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