UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on Monday, April 6 admitted into intensive care after his condition worsened.
However, a statement from 10 Downing Street says Mr. Johnson’s health deteriorated and was moved to intensive care as a precaution should he require ventilation.
The prime minister has now asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise for him “where necessary”.
A statement said: “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 prime minister has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary.
“The prime minister is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.”
Coronavirus has so far infected more than 50,000 people in the UK with more than 5,000 deaths.