Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street had said.
“ he continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus”, a spokeswoman said – including a high temperature.
It was described as a “precautionary step” taken on the advice of his doctor.
However, short of an hour ago, It is now understood Johnson has been moved to the intensive care unit due to the worsening of covid-19.
The decision was made by his medical team after his condition worsened over the course of Monday. The prime minister is understood to be conscious and to have been moved as a precaution in case he needs ventilation.
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