07 April 2020 - Boris Johnson spends night in intensive care with coronavirus symptoms
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson is 'not on a ventilator' after spending night in intensive care
Alan McGuinness (Sky News, 07/04/2020)
The prime minister is "receiving the best care" after spending the night in intensive care, Michael Gove has told Sky News.
The Cabinet Office minister said Boris Johnson "has not been on a ventilator" but has received "oxygen support" - in a separate interview earlier with LBC.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms worsen
(BBC News, 07/04/2020)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms "worsened", Downing Street has said.
A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and was receiving "excellent care".
Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise "where necessary", the spokesman added.
The strange lead-up to Boris Johnson's admission to hospital
Dan Sabbagh and Rowena Mason (The Guardian, 06/04/2020)
The first indication that Boris Johnson was sicker with coronavirus than either he or his aides were letting on came on Thursday morning. The suggestion made by a source was specific: a bed was being prepared at St Thomas’ hospital for the prime minister, whose condition had worsened during his seven-day period of isolation in Downing Street.
It did not take long for rumours to spread. A Conservative backbencher had heard a similar story, this time suggesting Johnson may have even already been admitted to the hospital across the Thames from Westminster, and passed the tip to the Guardian at about the same time. Together it was more than enough to prompt an urgent inquiry to No 10.
Dominic Raab: Everything You Need To Know About Britain's New De Facto PM
Chris York (The Huffington Post, 06/04/2020)
While the role of prime minister is the dream of every ambitious politician, none would want to take the reins of government in the way Dominic Raab did on Monday night.
The foreign secretary found himself de facto leader of the country after Boris Johnson was taken into intensive care due to the worsening of his coronavirus symptoms.
As soon as the news broke, a No.10 spokesperson confirmed Raab would “deputise where necessary” and on Tuesday he would dial in to cabinet and lead at one of the most turbulent times in modern history.