Boris Johnson in intensive care after coronavirus symptoms worsen - latest news

Mason Boycott-Owen
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Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, Downing Street have confirmed.

The Prime Minister was admitted to St Thomas' hospital in Westminster on Sunday after his coronavirus symptoms persisted for 10 days.

After tests and observation, his doctors advised that he be admitted to intensive care around 7pm.

A statement from Number 10 said: "Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital.

"The PM has asked Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary.

"The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication."

Boris Johnson is understood to be conscious, and that his move to intensive care was advised in case he requires a ventilator to assist with his breathing.

Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, admitted at a 5pm press conference that he had not spoken to the Prime Minsiter since Saturday, but that Mr Johnson remained in charge of the Government despite remaining under observation.

 

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