On Twitter, the Duke of Cambridge signed off a personal note on behalf of himself and wife Kate Middleton, which read: "Our thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family, who like so many in the UK and around the world are affected by coronavirus. We wish him a speedy recovery at this difficult time. W"
In a statement from Number 10 last night, the Prime Minister's symptoms had worsened, which led doctors to move him to the ICU in St Thomas' Hospital in London. The 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 prime minister has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary. The prime minister is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication."
The Prime Minister confirmed he had Covid-19 via a video message on Twitter last week, explaining that he was experiencing mild symptoms and was currently self-isolating, while continuing to work thanks to the "wizardry of modern technology".
Earlier this afternoon, Boris Johnson's spokesman gave an update on his condition, confirming the PM is not on a ventilator and that he remains "in good spirits".
"The prime minister has been stable overnight and remains in good spirits. He is receiving standard oxygen treatment and is breathing without any other assistance. He has not required mechanical ventilation or non-invasive respiratory support," read the statement.
Our thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family, who like so many in the UK and around the world are affected by coronavirus. We wish him a speedy recovery at this difficult time. W— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 7, 2020
Queen Elizabeth has also shared well wishes with Boris Johnson's family, and with his fiancé Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant with the couple's first child. On Twitter, the official Royal Family account posted:
"Earlier today The Queen sent a message to Carrie Symonds and to the Johnson family. Her Majesty said they were in her thoughts and that she wished the Prime Minister a full and speedy recovery."
Earlier today The Queen sent a message to Carrie Symonds and to the Johnson family. Her Majesty said they were in her thoughts and that she wished the Prime Minister a full and speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/Mo1SgAd9wh— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 7, 2020
Here's hoping the Prime Minister returns to good health soon.
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