Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is on call to stand in for Johnson “as necessary,” the prime minister’s office said Monday after he was moved to the ICU.
Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, who gave an update on Johnson earlier Tuesday on national radio, has since gone into self-isolation after a family member began showing symptoms of coronavirus, but said he has not exhibited any symptoms.
Johnson had been in quarantine since March 26 when he tested positive for coronavirus after complaining of a fever and a cough. He had been running daily briefings via video conference before being moved to the ICU.
His pregnant fiancée, Carrie Symonds, recently disclosed COVID-19 symptoms, but has not been tested.