With Boris Johnson in intensive care for coronavirus treatment, Dominic Raab is his 'designated survivor'
Instead, Downing Street named Mr Raab as "designated survivor" on March 23 when Mr Johnson first fell ill.
As well as being the Foreign Secretary, Mr Raab is also the First Secretary of State, which makes him the obvious pick to be designated survivor and stand-in PM if the situation becomes graver.
Mr Raab said a team of ministers and Whitehall officials were working "full throttle" to carry out the instructions of Mr Johnson from his hospital bed at St Thomas' Hospital in central London.
But when asked whether he had taken over Mr Johnson's "security responsibilities," Mr Raab declined to comment.