The Prime Minister has been moved to intensive care after his condition worsened. Mr Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’ hospital in Westminster on Sunday due to suffering persistent symptoms.
A Number 10 spokesman said: “Since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus.
“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.”
It comes just hours after Mr Raab insisted Mr Johnson remained in charge of the Government despite being in hospital.
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