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British PM Boris Johnson moved to intensive care for COVID-19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been hospitalized with coronavirus. Pool Photo by Julian Simmonds/EPA-EFE
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been hospitalized with coronavirus. Pool Photo by Julian Simmonds/EPA-EFE

April 6 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved into an intensive-care unit Monday, as his condition from coronavirus worsened, according to a statement from Downing Street.

Johnson, 55, had been treated at St. Thomas' Hospital in London since Sunday evening.

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"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," said a statement from a Downing Street spokesman.

Johnson announced on March 27 that he had contracted the disease and began self-isolating, working via video conference. Ten days later, as symptoms persisted, including a fever, he went to the hospital.

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