Boris Johnson in intensive care: Nicola Sturgeon joins UK political leaders in wishing PM well

Political leaders across the country have reacted to tonight’s news that Boris Johnson is now being treated in intensive care.

Monday, 6th April 2020, 10:22 pm

Political leaders across the country have reacted to tonight’s news that Boris Johnson is now being treated in intensive care.

The UK’s Prime Minister was moved to ICU after his condition worsened today, with Downing Street warning that Boris Johnson may need to be put on a ventilator as he fights off coronavirus infection.

The news has sparked reaction among politicians and MPs across the country who have wished the Prime Minister a speedy recovery.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: “My thoughts are with the PM and his family - sending him every good wish.”

Jackson Carlaw, leader of Scottish Conservatives, posted on Twitter this evening: “On behalf of the Scottish Tories, can I express grateful thanks for all the many messages of support for Boris Johnson tonight from across the world of politics.

“This is hugely appreciated and a visible expression that we are #AllInThisTogether.”

Labour leader Keir Starmer also shared his concerns after hearing the news.

Political leaders across the country have reacted to tonight’s news that Boris Johnson is now being treated in intensive care.

He said: “Terribly sad news. All the country’s thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family during this incredibly difficult time.”

MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber Ian Blackford said the news was “worrying” and wished Boris and his family well after hearing Carrie Symonds is also suffering with COVID-19 symptoms.

He posted on Twitter: “So sorry to hear that Boris Johnson is now in intensive care.

“This is very worrying news. Thoughts and prayers with Boris, Carrie Symonds and all their family.

“This is such a terrible virus that we all must take seriously. Get well soon Boris, look forward to you being back.”

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who has been asked to temporarily stand in for Mr Johnson, said: “There is an incredibly strong team spirit behind the Prime Minister and making sure that we get all the plans he has instructed us deliver implemented as soon as possible.

“That’s the way we'll bring the whole country through the coronavirus challenge”

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan tweeted: "Praying for the Prime Minister's swift recovery tonight. Guy's and St Thomas' has some of the finest medical staff in the world, and he couldn't be in safer hands."

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage posted on Twitter: "I hope and pray for Boris Johnson to come through this ordeal quickly."

The Prime Minister was transferred to an intensive care unit at around 7pm this evening on the advice of doctors after being taken to St Thomas’ Hospital for treatment just under 24 hours earlier.

Mr Johnson was conscious on admission to intensive care, Downing Street said, and asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to stand in for him.