Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now being treated in intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”.
Having been admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London on Sunday with persistent symptoms of the virus, “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,” according to a statement from Number 10.
Johnson has asked Dominic Raab, foreign secretary and first secretary of state, to deputise “where necessary”, the statement notes.
According to reports, the prime minister remains conscious and not on a ventilator at this time.
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