Richmond MP says Boris Johnson will be getting best possible care

Nosterfield farmer Ernie Sherwin explains the qualities of the Wensleydale Longwool fleece to Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak during a visit in 2019.

Rishi Sunak says the Prime Minister — who is being treated for the coronavirus in intensive care — will be getting the best possible care.

The Richmond MP tweeted last night to say that his thoughts were with Boris Johnson and his pregnant partner Carrie Symonds.

He said: “I know he’ll be getting the best care possible and will come out of this even stronger.”

The Government announced yesterday evening that Boris Johnson was in intensive care suffering from persistent coronavirus symptoms.

Mr Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests and observation on Sunday.

He is understood to be conscious and was moved to intensive care “as a precaution should he require ventilation to aid his recovery”.

Downing Street, which had previously described Mr Johnson’s symptoms as “mild”, switched to describing them as “persistent”.

Mr Johnson’s fiancee, Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant, has also been suffering Covid-19 symptoms.

While Mr Johnson will remain Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will take charge of the country for the time being.