THE official spokesman for the Prime Minister has provided an update on his condition following the worsening of his coronavirus symptoms.

This afternoon, Boris Johnson's official spokesman said the PM was "stable" after being admitted to intensive care last night.

His official spokesman said the PM was receiving "standard oxygen treatment" and had not required any other assistance in breathing.

The PM had been transferred into the intensive care unit at St Thomas' Hospital in London after his condition was said to have "deteriorated."

Downing Street said the move had been taken as a "precautionary step" in case the PM needed to be put on a ventilator.

A spokesperson for the PM said: "The Prime Minister has been stable overnight and remains in good spirits.

"He is receiving standard oxygen treatment and breathing without any other assistance.

"He has not required mechanical ventilation or non-invasive respiratory support."

The PM was taken into intensive care after continuing to display symptoms of coronavirus, which include a continuous cough and a high temperature.

Since his admission, Dowing Street had come under fire from claims that No 10 had tried to hide the seriousness of his condition.

Rejecting the claims, the PM's spokesman said: "We have been fully frank with you throughout.

"We have issued you with regular updates on the Prime Minister's health.

"His condition worsened yesterday afternoon. A decision was taken that he needed to be moved to an intensive care unit at around 7pm.

"We informed you all as soon as was practically possible. We have a commitment to be as transparent as we can be throughout this process."

Across the North-East, politicians have been sending the PM their messages of support.

Conservative and Labour MPs joined together to give the PM their best wishes as they took to social media overnight and this morning.