UK Prime Minister who was admitted to hospital yesterday after testing positive for Covid-19 11 days ago has been taken to intensive care.
Earlier in the day his condition had been described as 'comfortable' at St Thomas' Hospital in South London and that 'he was very much still in charge'.
But a statement from Number 10 this evening 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 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 recieving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication."
On Twitter South Swindon MP Robert Buckland said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with our Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his family at this time."
New Labour leader Keir Starmer said: "Terribly sad news. All the country's thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family during this incredibly difficult time."