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April 06, 2020

BBC Report: UK PM Boris Johnson Taken to Intensive Care as Coronavirus Symptoms Worsen

Oh no.

He was diagnosed ten days ago and went to the hospital yesterday.*

And now it's getting worse.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms "worsened", Downing Street has said.

A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and is receiving "excellent care".

Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise "where necessary", the spokesman added.

The prime minister, 55, was admitted to hospital in London with "persistent symptoms" on Sunday.

A No 10 statement read: "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."

...

Last month, the prime minister's spokesman said if Mr Johnson was unwell and unable to work, Mr Raab, as the first secretary of state, would stand in.

The foreign secretary has been "deputized," which I assume means he is now acting PM.

@Joyce_Karam 19m Dominic Raab, foreign Secretary, is deputized as Boris Johnson is now in intensive care...

Meanwhile, Governor Blackface puts on a... black... face... mask...

But then his media allies rush to say, "No, it was a very dark shade of jungle green."

Nice save, media.



* My error! He was diagnosed ten days ago; he entered the hospital yesterday.

Thanks to zombie and Jen the original for putting some information to me.

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