Top story: Johnson may need to be placed on a ventilator Morning everyone. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories this morning. Dominic Raab has taken charge of running the country following the decision to move Boris Johnson to intensive care in St Thomas’ hospital in London after his coronavirus symptoms worsened significantly yesterday. A spokesperson for No 10 said the move was a “precaution” in case the prime minister needed to be placed on a ventilator. He is understood to have received oxygen through a mask since going to hospital on Sunday. Raab, the foreign secretary, attempted to reassure the public by telling the BBC last night that government business would continue. His elevation came after senior cabinet ministers became concerned that Johnson’s health meant he could no longer be in charge of the government’s response to the emergency. Our columnist Simon Jenkins warns that Johnson’s hospitalisation shows the machinery of government is malfunctioning. Donald Trump led world leaders in sending his best wishes for Johnson’s recovery, adding that he was praying for his “good friend” and “incredible guy”. Others included Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau and Angela Merkel. Johnson also received messages of support from the new… Read full this story
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