According to a representative of Downing Street, "the prime minister’s condition worsened, and on the recommendation of the medical team he was transferred to the intensive care unit."

“The prime minister asked Foreign Minister Dominik Raab, who is the first secretary of state, to replace him if necessary,” an ITV representative quoted the office as saying.

Earlier, a source announced Johnson’s preparation for mechanical ventilation due to the persistence of symptoms of coronavirus infection.

The British Prime Minister was hospitalized on the advice of the attending physician.

On March 27, Johnson announced that he had contracted a coronavirus.