British PM Boris Johnson “Clinically Stable” In ICU

The BBC reports:

Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” for coronavirus as he spends his third day in hospital. The prime minister was being kept in St Thomas’ Hospital in London “for close monitoring” and remained “clinically stable,” Downing Street said.

Downing Street said he was not working but could contact those he needed to. Downing Street said Mr Johnson was in “good spirits” as he continued to receive standard oxygen treatment. He was breathing without any assistance, such as mechanical ventilation or non-invasive respiratory support.

UPI reports:

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is running the government in Johnson’s absence but has no power to make major decisions on his own, the government said Tuesday, causing some confusion as to who has the ultimate say in the coronavirus response and national security matters.

Raab told reporters Tuesday he’s chairing the government’s “coronavirus war cabinet” in Johnson’s stead, insisting he had “clear instructions” from the prime minister about what needs to be done. However, he avoided answering questions about whether he has power to settle disagreements among cabinet members.