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Boris Johnson moves to intensive care after condition worsens

Boris Johnson moves to intensive care after condition worsens

Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care after his condition worsened, Downing Street has said on Monday evening.

A spokesman for Number 10 Downing Street 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 prime minister has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary.

"The prime minister is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication."

Mr Johnson announced on 27 March that he had tested positive for the COVID-19 Coronavirus. He had been self-isolating since until Sunday evening, when he was admitted to hospital as a precaution.

It is understood that Mr Johnson moved to the ICU in St Thomas' Hospital in London around 7pm. 

The Prime Minister remains the PM and Dominic Raab will deputise for him as necessary, including taking on any security decisions and coronavirus planning decisions as needed.

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