The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has been taken to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened this evening (Monday).
Foreign Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, is now temporarily in charge of the UK.
The PM has been in the ICU since 7pm but is currently conscious.
A No. 10 spokesperson 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 PM has asked Foreign 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.”
The Prime Minister has been taken to intensive care
— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) April 6, 2020
.@BorisJohnson has been in intensive care since 7. He personally asked @DominicRaab to take charge for a while
— Robert Peston (@Peston) April 6, 2020