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Boris Johnson in intensive care as COVID-19 symptoms worsen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has now been moved to an intensive care unit after being admitted to hospital with COVID-19.

Mr Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital late on Sunday, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

In a statement, Downing Street says his condition has worsened after he was taken for treatment for persistent symptoms.

LNP Senator and Mr Johnson’s former staffer James McGrath tells Ben Fordham for the ‘health nut’ Prime Minister, the hospitalisation will be a major frustration.

“The thing about Boris is he’s actually a workaholic, and that’s probably caused part of the issue with him.”

Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State Dominic Raab has been named to stand in and deputise for Mr Johnson where necessary.

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