Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus signs “worsened”, Downing Road has mentioned.
A spokesman mentioned he was moved on the recommendation of his medical crew and is receiving “glorious care”.
Mr Johnson has requested Overseas Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise “the place mandatory”, the spokesman added.
The prime minister, 55, was admitted to hospital in London with “persistent signs” on Sunday night.
A No 10 assertion learn: “The prime minister has been below the care of docs at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent signs of coronavirus.
“Over the course of [Monday] afternoon, the situation of the prime minister has worsened and, on the recommendation of his medical crew, he has been moved to the intensive care unit on the hospital.”
It continued: “The PM is receiving glorious care, and thanks to all NHS workers for his or her arduous work and dedication.”
Chancellor Rishi Sunak mentioned his ideas had been with the prime minister and his pregnant associate, Carrie Symonds, and that Mr. Johnson would “come out of this even stronger”.
Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer described it as “terribly unhappy information”.
“All of the nation’s ideas are with the prime minister and his household throughout this extremely troublesome time,” he added.
Mr. Johnson was initially taken to hospital for routine checks after testing optimistic for coronavirus 10 days in the past. His signs included an excessive temperature and a cough.
Earlier on Monday, he tweeted that he was in “good spirits”.
Final month, the prime minister’s spokesman mentioned if Mr Johnson was unwell and unable to work, Mr Raab, as the first secretary of state, would stand in.
It comes because the variety of coronavirus hospital deaths within the UK reached 5,373 – a rise of 439 in a day.
The Division of Well being and Social Care mentioned there have been now 51,608 confirmed coronavirus instances.