Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab would stand in if UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was too unwell to govern the country.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will isolate for seven days after testing positive for the coronavirus, but 10 Downing Street has given no indication that he plans to hand control to Raab in light of his diagnosis.
Downing Street has previously confirmed that Raab would stand in if Johnson was too unwell to continue, PA Media reports.
If Raab also became ill, the Prime Minister has the power to delegate responsibility to any of his ministers, PA reported.
Who is Raab? Raab was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary in July 2019. He has also served as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, and Minister of State for Housing.