British PM Boris Johnson in intensive care due to coronavirus symptoms

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been taken to an intensive care care unit one day after being admitted to hospital, according to Reuters and BBC News.

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He was taken to the ICU after his COVID-19 symptoms grew worse, his office told Reuters on Monday.

Johnson has tasked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise in his place, according to a spokesperson cited by BBC News.

Johnson, 55, first announced he was diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, on March 27. He had been isolating at his Downing Street residence.

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He was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus.

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