British PM in intensive care after COVID-19 symptoms worsen Apr 07, 2020 0 151 12345 AGENCIESLONDONBRITISH Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care after his condition worsened while being treated in hospital for his infection with novel coronavirus, Downing Street said late on Monday.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will “deputise where necessary” while Johnson remains in intensive care, Downing Street said.“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,” it said.“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.” Asked earlier if Johnson had received oxygen or had contracted pneumonia, Downing Street declined to comment.Johnson announced on March 27 that he had tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the most high-profile world leader to be infected with the disease that has spread rapidly across the globe.The 55-year-old had been self-isolating in his Downing Street flat but on Sunday evening, still suffering a high temperature and a cough, he was driven to a nearby state-run hospital on the advice of his doctor.Officials said it was a “precautionary step” but it has raised questions about how ill the Conservative leader really is -- and if he can still run the country.Early on Monday, Johnson still received updates on government business in hospital and official documents, and “remains in charge of the government,” his spokesman said. RELATED ARTICLES Spain tops Italy as country with most COVID-19 cases but deaths down for 4th day Apr 07, 2020 0 193 Italy’s virus deaths jump to 636 after big drop Apr 07, 2020 0 158 US embassy denies ‘Wild West’ swoop on Berlin-bound masks Apr 07, 2020 0 1558 UK companies team up to tackle coronavirus LONDON: British pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline has teamed up with US peer Vir Biotechnology to find antibodies to help fight COVID-19 and “likely” future outbreaks, the pair announced on Monday. It comes as UK .. US brands white supremacists as foreign terrorist group AFP WASHINGTON THE United States on Monday branded a Russian far-right group as a foreign terrorist organisation, the first time it has targeted white supremacists with tools regularly used against militant groups. .. US state of Wisconsin forges ahead with vote despite health concerns AFP WASHINGTON NATIONAL Guard members will man some polling stations and voters in more than 100 municipalities will have nowhere to cast their ballots as the US state of Wisconsin holds elections today, Tuesday, .. Brazil minister offends China with ‘racist’ virus tweet AFP Brasília CHINA demanded an explanation from Brazil on Monday after the far-right government’s education minister linked the coronavirus pandemic to the Asian country’s “plan for world domination,” in a tweet .. Thousands sign French call for chloroquine in coronavirus fight AFP PARIS MORE than 215,000 people have signed a petition urging French officials to let more doctors prescribe the anti-malaria drug chloroquine for coronavirus patients, a controversial proposal that has divided .. Norway says it has brought coronavirus outbreak under control OSLO: The Norwegian government has brought its coronavirus outbreak under control, Health Minister Bent Hoie said on Monday, while noting that it was too early to end restrictions aimed at curbing the pandemic. The .. Swedish government seeks extra powers to curb virus STOCKHOLM: Sweden’s government said Monday it will seek temporary extra powers to combat the coronavirus outbreak, drawing criticism from the opposition. Sweden has not imposed extraordinary lockdown orders seen ..