PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care 'as a precautionary measure', because his condition has worsened, Downing Street has revealed tonight (Monday).

The Isle of Wight's MP has called Mr Johnson 'robust' and has wished him a 'speedy recovery'.

Scroll down for a full statement from Bob Seely...

Mr Johnson was transferred to hospital in London yesterday (Sunday), after more than a week in quarantine, having been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Initially, his symptoms were described as 'mild' and today they were called 'persistent'.

Isle of Wight County Press:

Mr Johnson in East Cowes, in 2019

Thanking NHS staff, Mr Johnson tweeted earlier today that that he was in "good spirits".    

Isle of Wight County Press:

Reacting to the news, Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely told the County Press: 

"There are thousands of people in intensive care tonight up and down the country. Our thoughts are with them all. Sadly, that now includes the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

"I've had the pleasure of knowing Boris for the last three years and I hope very much that he makes a speedy and thorough recovery. I know he is in the best of hands. He is a very robust man.

"I thank all the medical staff throughout Britain for the work that they do saving peoples’ lives. That now includes the Prime Minster's.”

In September 2019, Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely met with Mr Johnson on the Isle of Wight.

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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is to deputise for Mr Johnson.

Mr Johnson's partner has also tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has tonight tweeted: