British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care in London's St Thomas hospital on Monday evening, officials said.

Here's a summary of what we know:

Mr Johnson, who is 55, was admitted to hospital on Sunday night, after experiencing coronavirus symptoms for 10 days

After his symptons worsened on Monday, he was admitted to intensive care "as a precaution" - he is said to be conscious

Foreign Secretary Dominic Rabb will deputise, running the government in Mr Johnson's absence

A tweet on the prime minister's account earlier on Monday said he was in "good spirits" and in touch with "his team"

Mr Johnson's partner Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant, is currently recovering from coronavirus symptoms

British politicans and international leaders have sent their best wishes to the prime minister, including Labour leader Keir Starmer, who tweeted "[this is] terribly sad news. My thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family during this incredibly difficult time"


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Associated Press 11 May 2020 11:44 CEST

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