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Piers Morgan demands for government to be ‘100% straight’ with the public as Boris Johnson is moved to intensive care

Piers Morgan says it is time for Downing Street to tell the truth about Boris Johnson’s health (Picture: Rex)

Piers Morgan has stated it is time for the government to be ‘100% straight’ with the nation about Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition.

The Prime Minister was moved to intensive care earlier tonight as he continues to struggle with his fight against Covid-19.

Piers was one of the many stars who reacted immediately to the new of Boris’ worsened condition.

He rushed to Twitter, writing: ‘This is an incredibly serious situation for the British prime Minister.

Boris Johnson’s condition with #coronavirus at St Thomas’s Hospital has dramatically worsened in the last few hours & he was moved into intensive care at 7pm. Fight hard Boris – we’re all rooting for you.’

The Good Morning Britain host then admitted feeling sorry for Boris’ pregnant fiancée Carrie Symonds.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intesive care as he battles coronavirus (Picture: PA)

But he couldn’t resist lashing out at Downing Street for ‘lying’ to the public about the state of Boris’ health at this time.

Piers wrote: ‘Downing Street must now be 100% straight with the media & public re Boris’s condition. No more lies. Britain is in a war & he is the Prime Minister. His health is thus a matter of paramount public interest. We must all hope & pray Boris comes through this.’

When asked to stop his tweet, Piers replied: ‘Stop asking Dowing Street not to lie? No.’

He then added: ‘If you have nothing positive to say about Boris Johnson on here tonight, then shut the f*ck up. The man is our Prime Minister & he is fighting for his life.’

Downing Street said Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab would ‘deputise where necessary’.

A Number 10 spokesman said: ‘Since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus.

‘Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the intensive care unit at the hospital.

‘The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary.

‘The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.’

The Conservative Party leader is understood to be conscious and he was moved to the ICU at about 7pm as a precaution should he require ventilation to aid his recovery.

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