Britain’s PM Boris Johnson was being treated for worsening coronavirus symptoms in an intensive care unit (ICU) Tuesday, along with his foreign minister deputizing for him as the nation deals with the COVID-19 crisis.
Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in central London late Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms, together with a high temperature, for over 10 days.
His condition quickly deteriorated over the next 24 hours, and he was moved to ICU – where probably the most critical cases are treated. Although he had received oxygen, his office stated he was nonetheless conscious.
Just hours earlier, Johnson’s office stated he was in good spirits and Raab had told a news conference that the PM was nonetheless running the government.
The pound edged lower against the greenback and the euro in Asia on Tuesday, trading at $1.2234 following a 0.3% drop Monday.
Britain has some important decisions to make in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The official death toll in the U.K. currently stands at 5,373, and last week the health minister stated the deadliest peak for deaths was projected to be Easter Sunday, April 12.
The nation is in a state of virtual lockdown, a situation due to being reviewed early subsequent week, and some ministers have suggested it would have to be extended since some people had been flouting the strict guidelines.