Breaking: Boris Johnson Moved to Intensive Care Because of Virus

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks to supporters during a visit to meet newly elected Conservative party lawmakers at Sedgefield Cricket Club in County Durham, north east England on Saturday Dec. 14, 2019, following his Conservative party’s general election victory. Johnson called on Britons to put years of bitter divisions over the country’s EU membership behind them as he vowed to use his resounding election victory to finally deliver Brexit. (Lindsey Parnaby / Pool via AP)

Breaking news out of London.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had been diagnosed with Wuhan coronavirus 10 days ago and was hospitalized yesterday, has just been moved into intensive care.

No. 10 Downing Street announced the distressing news just now. They noted he had been taken to St. Thomas’s Hospital yesterday. Then it was said he was being hospitalized as a precaution. Now, they’ve said his condition had gotten worse.

“Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital. He asked the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise him where necessary,” the announcement said.

Johnson had tweeted earlier, presumably before things worsened, thanking the NHS for taking care of him.

Folks from both sides of the political aisle are wishing him well.

Prayers up for Boris and all those dealing with this virus.