British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to an intensive care unit in London after his COVID-19 symptoms took a turn for the worse.
Downing Street announced late Monday, local time, that Johnson remains conscious, but was moved to the ICU as a precautionary measure after he was admitted to St. Thomas’ Hospital the previous day.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been asked to deputize for him where needed.
“During the course of this afternoon, the Prime Minister's condition worsened and, on the advice of the medical team, he was moved into a critical care unit.”
Elsewhere in Europe, Spain now has more confirmed cases than Italy and Germany,… but Italy still has the highest death toll of more than 16-thousand as of late Monday, local time.
Germany has surpassed 100-thousand cases, but has a lower death rate than many other countries in Europe.
A number of European nations are continuing to impose national lockdowns and non-essential stores remain shut due to safety concerns.
As the world's new COVID-19 epicenter, the United States is approaching 370-thousand confirmed cases, while the death toll has surged past 10-thousand.
An official at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says this week is going to be the peak week of new infections and deaths in New York, New Jersey, and Detroit.
Meanwhile, in his daily COVID-19 task force briefing at the White House on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States was saddened to hear about British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's worsening health, adding the American people are praying for his swift recovery.
Choi Won-jong, Arirang News.