The Prime Minister has been moved to intensive care as he battles coronavirus

He was admitted to hospital yesterday after testing positive for Covid-19 and having symptoms for more than seven days. 

A No 10 spokesman 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.

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"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 Dominic Raab, who is the first 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."

Mr Raab is shortly to make a statement.

More follows.