Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms ‘worsen’ – BBC Newsnight

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The prime minister, 55, was admitted to hospital in London with “persistent symptoms” on Sunday 5 April. The PM tested positive on March 26.

A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and is receiving “excellent care”.

Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise “where necessary”, the spokesman added.

Political Editor Nick Watt and Health Correspondent Deborah Cohen report.

In the studio Emily Maitlis is joined by Boris Johnson’s former adviser Guto Harri and former No 10 Chief of Staff Jonathan Powell.

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