UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved into Intensive Care after testing positive for COVID-19
Before he was moved to the ICU, Johnson asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab — who is the most senior Cabinet minister after Johnson — to deputize for him where necessary, according to a statement from 10 Downing Street.
CNN correspondent Bianca Nobilo said Raab stood in for Johnson at the daily briefing on coronavirus and chaired the coronavirus “war cabinet” meeting today.
At a press conference about four hours ago, Raab said the prime minister was comfortable, in good spirits and was continuing to lead the country. Now, Johnson’s symptoms are being called “persistent.”