British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Worsens, is Moved to ICU to pre-stage for a ventilator, if needed
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been taken to the intensive care unit of St. Thomas Hospital in London due to increasingly severe coronavirus symptoms.
The backdrop: Johnson was admitted to the hospital on Sunday for what Downing Street called “routine tests” because his condition had not improved ten days after he tested positive for the virus. His condition has since “worsened,” according to a statement, and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will step into his place “where necessary.”
- Johnson remains conscious at this time and was moved to the ICU as a precaution in case a ventilator is needed, according to Downing Street.