The Prime Minister Has Been Moved to Intensive Care
After previously being admitted to hospital on Sunday, 5 April, the Prime Minister’s condition worsened and he was, on the advice of his doctors, moved to intensive care late Monday evening.
His condition is said to have remained the same throughout the night. Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, said to the LBC radio channel he had received oxygen support but had not been put on a ventilator.
There have been widespread expressions of concern and goodwill from around Britain and the world, including from Donald Trump, the American President, who mentioned his willingness to provide whatever assistance he could during a recent press conference.
Statement from Downing Street: 6 April 2020
A statement from Downing Street.
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 all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.
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