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COVID-19: Prime Minister spends night in ITU

07 April 2020

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, spent the night in intensive care as his symptoms of Coronavirus worsened.

According to Downing Street, the Prime Minister was suffering "persistent symptoms" and was moved to the St Thomas' Hospital on advice from his medical team. Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, has been asked to deputise "where necessary."

Cabinet Minister, Michael Gove, announced that the PM is not on a ventilator, but has been moved as a precaution so he can be close to them. "Number 10 will ensure the country is updated," he said.

In a statement, Downing Street officials said: "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 [Monday] 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 is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication."