Boris Johnson’s condition worsens, moved to intensive care

BORIS Johnson has been taken into intensive care tonight as his coronavirus took a drastic turn for the worse.

The Prime Minister was transferred this evening after he went into hospital at St Thomas in London last night.

He is not yet on a ventilator, Downing Street said tonight and is still conscious.

He has passed over responsibilities to his defacto deputy, Dominic Raab.

The condition of the PM got worse over the course of the afternoon, and doctors made the decision to transfer him to intensive care.

No 10 aides had been insisting it was just as a precaution but tonight’s shocking development show his condition is far more serious.

A No 10 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 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.

“The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks to all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.”