Boris Johnson taken into intensive care as condition worsens

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been taken into an intensive care unit as he battles coronavirus.

Mr Johnson's condition has worsened after he was taken into hospital last night, for what his team said were routine tests.

It is understood that the Prime Minister was taken into the intensive care unit at around 7pm.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will deputise as Prime Minister.

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A statement from 10 Downing Street said the PM remains 'conscious at this time' and has been moved into an ICU unit should he need ventilation to aid his recovery.

A spokesperson for No.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.”

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Mr Johnson was moved to the ICU (intensive care unit) at St Thomas’ at around 7pm on Monday night after his condition worsened over the course of this afternoon, the spokesperson said.

He has been moved to the ICU as a precaution should he require ventilation to aid his recovery.

Before he was moved to ICU, Mr Johnson asked the Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State Dominic Raab to to assume Prime Minister's duties.

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The Prime Minister "remains conscious at this time", the spokesperson said.

The Prime Minister revealed he had tested positive for coronavirus last week, having initially only had mild symptoms.

After those symptoms didn't go away, Mr Johnson was taken into hospital last night.

Earlier today the country told he was in good spirits, but things now seem to have taken a turn for the worse.

The Prime Minister's partner Carrie Symonds has also recently revealed that she has been battling the virus.

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