Prime Minister Boris Johnson placed in intensive care due to coronavirus

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan tweeted that St Thomas' Hospital had "some of the finest medical staff in the world" and that the prime minister "couldn't be in safer hands".

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved into intensive care at St. Thomas' Hospital in London after days of persistent symptoms, including a fever and a cough, according to British media quoting the prime minister's office.

It says that the PM's disease "raises some awkward questions" about the way the government is functioning without Johnson, adding that cabinet ministers, who will be in a fight for a potential new role, will never be forgiven for trying to score points off each other.

Siegel said the move into intensive care for Johnson may just be "precautionary".

The prime minister's spokesman said Johnson's condition had worsened over the course of Monday afternoon.

Mr Johnson's fiancee Carrie Symonds previously said she had been suffering Covid-19 symptoms, but is "on the mend".

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to intensive care on Monday night after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, Downing Street said. In a televised interview, the foreign secretary said the United Kingdom government's coronavirus fight would continue and ministers would focus on implementing the prime minister's plan.

There have also been calls for ministers to detail what the exit plans were from the shutdown, which has hammered the world's fifth-biggest economy after the government ordered restaurants, bars, and almost all shops to close and told people to stay at home to curb the spread of the virus.

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London stocks jumped three percent at the opening on Tuesday despite Johnson's condition.

"If there's a change in his condition, there will be a statement" from the prime minister's office, he said.

Johnson asked Raab, 46, to deputise. "The Prime Minister thanks NHS staff for all of their incredible hard work and urges the public to continue to follow the Government's advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives".

"That's the way we'll bring the whole country through the coronavirus challenge", he said.

"There's an incredibly strong team spirit behind the prime minister - and making sure that we get all of the plans the prime minister's instructed us to deliver, to get them implemented as soon as possible", Raab said in a pooled television interview on Monday. "He's being given regular updates on developments and he continues to lead the government".

Ex-prime minister David Cameron showed his support for the prime minister while Ursula von der Leyen the president of the EU's European Commission, and Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, who has recovered from coronavirus himself, tweeted.

The government said Monday that 51,608 people had been confirmed to have the coronavirus in Britain, and that 5,373 of them have died.

"Some people are rapidly discharged", he said.

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