PM Boris Johnson admitted to intensive care

PUBLISHED: 20:29 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 07:44 07 April 2020

Boris Johnson has been admitted to intensive care Picture: Simon Dawson/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has been admitted to intensive care Picture: Simon Dawson/PA Wire

Prime minister Boris Johnson - who has COVID-19 - has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his condition worsened.

Mr Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday after with persistent symptoms of coronavirus, for which he tested positive for ten days ago.

But he has now been moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital on the advice of his medical team.

A Downing Street 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 admitted to the intensive care unit at the hospital.

“The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is 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.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East Anglian Daily Times. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the East Anglian Daily Times