A van displaying a Boris Johnson billboard drives past St Thomas' Hospital in London, where the prime minister is being treated for Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE

Battling coronavirus, Boris Johnson set for second night in intensive care – but who’s in charge?

  • With no formal succession plan in place, PM’s absence raises questions about who will lead Britain as it enters ‘deadliest phase’ of outbreak
  • Ministers refuse to say who now has ultimate control over country’s nuclear weapons.
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A van displaying a Boris Johnson billboard drives past St Thomas' Hospital in London, where the prime minister is being treated for Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE
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