【看英文中國郵報學英文】英國首相強生（ Boris Johnson ）上個月 27 日確診感染新冠肺炎，震驚全球；由於連日來高燒不退，已於 5 日傍晚被送往倫敦市中心的聖湯瑪士醫院（ St. Thomas’ Hospital ）住院，但卻在台灣時間 7 日凌晨傳出病情惡化，已被轉移到加護病房，並交待英國外交大臣拉布（ Dominic Raab ）在必要時代理其首相職務。
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was admitted into St. Thomas’ Hospital late Sunday evening, was transferred to an intensive care unit yesterday as his condition worsened.
Johnson has appointed Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab as his deputy during his recovery.
綜合英國《 BBC 》、美國《 CNN 》等外媒報導，英國首相府發言人強調，強生受到非常好的治療和照護，並感謝所有公共醫療系統的醫護人員所付出的努力，但並未透露強生的詳細情況。英國外交大臣拉布則表示，政府會繼續相關工作，「首相正由優秀的團隊妥善照顧中，政府會將重點放在確保其施政方向，所有能使我們戰勝疫情和這次挑戰的計劃都會被實行。」
Foreign media including the BBC and CNN quoted Johnson’s spokesperson as saying that the prime minister is under good care by medical staff, but he would not provide more details on Johnson’s current conditions.
Regarding the current state of affairs, Raab said: “The government’s business will continue and the Prime Minister is in safe hands with a brilliant team at St Thomas’s hospital. And the focus of the government will continue to be on making sure that the Prime Minister’s direction, all the plans for making sure that we can defeat coronavirus and can pull the country through this challenge, will be taken forward.”
強生在 3 月 27 日宣布自己確診新冠肺炎，原本 7 天就能結束居家隔離，但因他在 4 月 3 日因身體仍有病徵，所以繼續在家隔離，同時遠端指揮英國政府防疫工作。然而，週日時強生因持續發燒而接受醫生建議「預防性住院」，昨天( 6 日)稍早時，強生並曾在個人推特上發文，稱自己「精神狀況很好」，但過幾小時就傳來他轉入加護病房的消息。
Johnson on March 27 said he contracted the deadly virus. He was due to finish his quarantine in 7 days.
As of April 3, he was still suffering from pneumonia-related symptoms while handling government affairs. However, it was reported yesterday that Johnson’s fever did not go away, and was advised by his medical team to be hospitalized as a precaution.
Johnson made a video the day before claiming he is in good spirits, but almost immediately afterward, news came that he had been transferred to an intensive care unit.
The reports claim that Johnson has delegated matters to Raab and the Buckingham Palace has also announced that the Queen has been informed of the current situation.
截至台灣時間 7 日清晨 6 點，英國的新冠肺炎確診人數為 52274 例，並已有 5383 人因此死亡。
As of six a.m. April 7, the United Kingdoms have 52,274 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 5,383 dead.
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