Boris Johnson has been taken to an intensive care unit as he battles Coronavirus Downing Street has confirmed.
The Prime Minister was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital last night, and his condition worsened today.
He has now been moved to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.
A statement from Downing Street 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.