‘The condition of the prime minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved’
Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, just hours after Downing Street insisted he was in good spirits and in control of the government’s response to the escalating crisis.
The prime minister is understood to still be conscious and to have been moved as a precaution, in case he requires ventilation to aid his recovery.
He was said to be receiving excellent care and thanked all NHS staff for their “hard work and dedication”.
Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, has been asked to deputise for the prime minister “where necessary”.