British Prime Minister, Mr Boris Johnson has been admitted to intensive care after being hospitalised with Coronavirus.
In a statement on Monday, April 6, 2020, his Downing Street office said the Foreign Minister, Mr Dominic Raab will take over his duties where necessary.
The Downing Street Press Release noted that over the course of Monday 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 Government added that the Prime Minister was moved in case he needed to use a ventilator.
Mr Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London on Sunday, April 5, 2020, with a temperature and a cough after testing positive for Coronavirus on March 27, 2020, becoming the most high-profile world leader infected with the disease that has spread rapidly across the globe.
The 55-year-old had been self-isolating in his Downing Street flat but on Sunday evening was driven to a nearby state-run Hospital on the advice of his Doctor.
The British Government was criticised for initially refusing to follow other European countries in requiring people to stay home as the virus spread.
Over 50,000 cases and more than 5,000 deaths have been recorded so far, with a latest daily toll of 439.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock and the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, have both been infected with Coronavirus, although they have since recovered.