BORIS Johnson has been moved to an intensive care unit in hospital after his condition with coronavirus worsened.

The prime minister was admitted to St Thomas' Hospital in London for precautionary tests on Sunday night as his coronavirus symptoms had persisted.

However, his condition did not improve and an update on his treatment was released by Number 10 Downing Street.

A statement said: “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.”

Mr Johnson has asked foreign secretary Dominic Raab to deputise for him.

It has been reported that the prime minister has been moved to the intensive care unit in case he requires a ventilator.