Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks to supporters during a visit to meet newly elected Conservative party lawmakers at Sedgefield Cricket Club in County Durham, north east England on Saturday Dec. 14, 2019, following his Conservative party’s general election victory. Johnson called on Britons to put years of bitter divisions over the country’s EU membership behind them as he vowed to use his resounding election victory to finally deliver Brexit. (Lindsey Parnaby / Pool via AP)
Breaking news out of London.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had been diagnosed with Wuhan coronavirus 10 days ago and was hospitalized yesterday, has just been moved into intensive care.
No. 10 Downing Street announced the distressing news just now. They noted he had been taken to St. Thomas’s Hospital yesterday. Then it was said he was being hospitalized as a precaution. Now, they’ve said his condition had gotten worse.
BREAKING: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been taken into intensive care pic.twitter.com/o1XWAMMgZK
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 6, 2020
“Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital. He asked the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise him where necessary,” the announcement said.
Boris Johnson has been moved to an ICU after his condition worsened, Downing Street has said.
It is understood that he remains conscious, and that the move is a precaution in case he requires a ventilator.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 6, 2020
Johnson had tweeted earlier, presumably before things worsened, thanking the NHS for taking care of him.
I’d like to say thank you to all the brilliant NHS staff taking care of me and others in this difficult time. You are the best of Britain.
Stay safe everyone, and please remember to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) April 6, 2020
Folks from both sides of the political aisle are wishing him well.
I hope and pray for @BorisJohnson to come through this ordeal quickly.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) April 6, 2020
Terribly sad news. All the country’s thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family during this incredibly difficult time. https://t.co/9Eh4ktiqTw
— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) April 6, 2020
This is an incredibly serious situation for the British prime Minister. Boris Johnson's condition with #coronavirus at St Thomas's Hospital has dramatically worsened in the last few hours & he was moved into intensive care at 7pm.
Fight hard Boris – we're all rooting for you. pic.twitter.com/60HVDOsOMX
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 6, 2020
Prayers up for Boris and all those dealing with this virus.