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  • the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, has Bean admitted to intensive care with those persistent symptoms off Corona virus.

  • So just breaking news coming into us within the past few seconds, the prime Minister has bean under the care off doctors in a hospital in London on, and he is being now admitted into intensive care with those persistent symptoms off Corona virus.

  • Hey has been in hospital since Sunday evening.

  • We were expecting him to say Stay in the hospital for a second night in this hospital, ST Thomas's Hospital.

  • But we hard on your own from his tweets that he was doing well.

  • And we heard also from Dominic Robert Iran that he was in still very much in charge of what was happening.

  • Now Laura Kuhns Berg, our political editor, joins me.

  • Live on the line now, Laura.

  • Very worrying development now about the British prime minister.

  • Hello, Cassie s just in the last few minutes, it's seen we've had an official statement from Downing Street after very, very little information.

  • Three day that at around seven o'clock tonight, the sound of the prime Minister was taken to intensive care.

  • Thes statement makes clear that he had you know, receiving excellent care.

  • And he wants to thank all the people of the NHS.

  • But something important has changed and he's now in intensive care rather than being.

  • Before I looked after by medics and he felt it necessary to ask the foreign secretary dominant grab to deputize for him where needs be now That's a completely different message to what we heard in the last set of 18 hours or so, where it was continually the promises in touch.

  • He's still in charge.

  • Everything is sort of bold with almost business as usual.

  • Clearly now depart minister being intensive care of changes, everything His condition, as I understand it worsened over the course of this afternoon.

  • He's still conscious, retold, but he's been moved to intense appear as a precaution in case he requires ventilation are necessary to get through the film.

  • Really difficult news to hear Laura.

  • We heard your question, actually earlier on during that daily press briefing and you asked whether if the prime minister, whether if he was not well enough to come out of hospital, was he well enough to govern the country as you were saying the government very much saying that he was in charge.

  • Of course, that is absolutely.

  • It cannot be sustainable that this with this latest development?

  • Well, that's right on the to say, with a very sporadic, small bits of information that we had through the day.

  • It seems some of the somewhat about backer vacuums.

  • To be honest, talking to people in government who would normally be quite forthcoming about what was going on was very, very rigid script, just that he was in good spirits and he was working on and, you know, sort of cracking on as best he could be.

  • And he was said to be in good spirits.

  • That changed, um, very dramatically in the last 10 minutes, but also something really were puzzling.

  • Where's the press conference earlier this afternoon before sex?

  • He said he had spoken to the prime minister since Saturday.

  • That seems strange.

  • That seems rather old, given that Dominic was meant to be taking charge, the prime minister in the prime minister's continually in touch.

  • Clearly, at that point, the situation was already getting work.

  • Um, on duh.

  • We then naturally discovered just just after eight o'clock, the promise hasn't been moved to intensive care.

  • Now We know that from ah spokesperson from number 10 that the prime minister is receiving excellent care and they want to pass on their thanks to all the NHS staff for their hard work on their dedication on, As you were saying, he's bean in ST Thomas's Hospital in London since Sunday evening.

  • Um, of course, it's very difficult, difficult situation giving the seriousness of Corona virus itself.

  • But in terms of the detail off his condition, we we we just simply don't know.

  • We don't know on.

  • And we were told last night about 24 hours ago that he had his just having routine tests.

  • But we've struggled to get vanity to tell us through the day what those tests were for Andi.

  • No, You know, it's been more than 10 days, 11 days that he had persistent symptoms of coronavirus in high temperature and a persistent calls.

  • We know the moment is that his condition worsened over the course of this afternoon.

  • Therefore, this decision has been made as a precaution to him being intensive care tonight.

  • Clearly very serious situations for the Prime Minister of Downing Street emphasizes that this still is a precaution.

  • Um, but It's a huge moment.

  • I mean, when you take a hospital last night, that was obviously a real mild milestone and that this is the way this whole crisis has unfolded.

  • You know, so many people who weren't right in the heart of government have been hit by this, but have the prime minister in intensive care.

  • At a time when the country is trying to respond to an emergency, the government is trying to get through an emergency for the nation.

  • Tail found the economy.

  • It really is a worrying development.

  • Andi, I think something that will come with a surprise.

  • I was talking to the Cabinet ministers about this this morning, and a couple of them really quite relaxed one.

  • So I'm glad he wants going out the proper rest, being a bit like an Alfa male and refused to stop working.

  • But this obviously is a very different situation.

  • That extremely different situation, Laura.

  • We see and you talk about him continuously working just six hours ago.

  • I'm just on his Twitter feed.

  • He was tweeting about the advice last night on the advice of my doctor, Boris Johnson tweeted I went into hospital for some routine tests.

  • I'm still experiencing Corona virus symptoms.

  • I'm in good spirits on keeping in touch with my team as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe.

  • So only six hours ago was he very much keeping everybody up to date, as he has been over the few days when we initially heard about his symptoms with those little video messages We're watching now from a couple of days ago.

  • So very difficult now, Teoh understand that he is now in intensive gap for anybody just joining us.

  • Just to restate that Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, has Bean admitted into intensive care A spokesperson for number 10 saying that he is receiving excellent care on passing on thanks toe all the NHS star for their hard work and their dedication.

  • But Laura this for the United Kingdom.

  • We heard the queen making a statement of the nation just yesterday.

  • This will be this is a devastating blow.

  • It's certainly a very sad turn in all of this, of course, Andi rather an unexpected one on and we will just have to see in the coming days in Dentistry firm tonight.

  • This has happened with caution it doesn't being more than necessarily then they've said that they've moved him in order that if you requires ventilation of the as his condition progressive, he's in the right place to do that.

  • But it obviously is a very serious way.

  • We don't know what comes next.

  • Other down.

  • The prime minister has asked Dominic Raab Sex tree actually to deputize him.

  • I'm giving up any sort of pretend that he somehow able to mind the shop when he's back in this illness.

  • And we heard Dominic Raab take on this daily press statement that we're singing every name now since since lock down, we're seeing these daily press conferences Dominic Raab gave his today.

  • I know you were You pose the first question in this daily press conference and he wants to show that the Prime Minister was very much in control.

  • That situation will inevitably change.

  • But Dominic Raab, now the man at the helm of the British government Yes, for the time being, Dominic Raab has the official title secretary.

  • But at first secretary of State, back in the UK that someone basically the sort of stay factor deputy there, like the official understudy on, um for him.

  • Obviously, this is also a huge moment.

  • He already this morning chaired the Corona virus daily of emergency meeting that they'd be holding every morning at 9 15 But at that point, it really didn't seem as if he would actually be taking on some of the rules.

  • Now, there was some chatter this afternoon and among story and peace that I was talking to you.

  • You were unhappy that the Prime minister wasn't stepping back further in order, actually, to get better.

  • Now, of course, that choice is actually being taken out.

  • So when it comes to the way that because it's important to stress that we don't have a deputy prime minister in this country is you are outlining the role of Dominic Raab.

  • But we Boris Johnson, didn't choose a deputy, so that I guess, um, open It shows how how in control he was and wanted to be seen to be.

  • But in a situation like this, it complicates what is already a terribly complicated situation.

  • Yes, although in the UK, it doesn't always work, You know, there isn't strictly speaking, there isn't a vice president roll or anything like that.

  • It tends to be somebody who acts as if we'd call the sort of day facto PM There is that rather grand sounding title, the first secretary of state, somebody who is able to deputize in particular circumstances at Prime Minister's questions, for example.

  • But you're right.

  • It is a sort of quirk over British, you know, British politics, that there isn't this official deputy position in the way that there is in other countries.

  • And Laura, Of course, we are just hearing the this hearing within just the past few moments.

  • In fact, we're coming to terms with it.

  • The fact that the British Prime minister, Boris Johnson, has been taken into intensive care in hospital with Corona virus.

  • The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, now deputising for him.

  • Um, just even hours before Boris Johnson tweeting that his spirits were up.

  • Um, when it comes to what we know, it's very limited in terms of his condition.

  • He wasn't looking fantastic during the Thursday nights clap for the NHS, and it sounds well, he was someone saying that he wasn't looking great.

  • Um, he was looking a little bit tired, but he did come out and clap the care workers.

  • The NHS work.

  • Is it very much doing his part to keep morale up?

  • Yes, and the promise was still popping up to try to sort of have a sense of being seen publicly.

  • But as you say, it was perfectly clear in those brief glimpses that he had been struggling to shake this illness off, Um, that he was working for Min isolation, self isolation in the flat in Downing Street, where he was caring, making via video link.

  • But now staying at home in Downing Street, which being looked after and trying to rest up there was clearly not enough for the way that the illness has progressed for him in the last few days.

  • Lower Kononsberg, our political editor.

  • Thank you so much.

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