Donald Trump said he asked ‘genius’ drug companies and Boris Johnson’s doctors to see if he can help the prime minister in his battle with Covid-19.

‘We’re very saddened to hear that he was taken into intensive care this afternoon, a little while ago and Americans are all praying for his recover,’ Trump said at his coronavirus briefing on Monday.

‘He’s been a really good friend…we have made tremendous progress on theraputics…and I’ve asked two of the leading companies, these are brilliant companies – ebola, AIDS, others – the’ve come with the solutions and just have done incredible jobs.’

‘And I’ve asked them to contact London immediately, they have offices in London, these are major companies, but more than major, more than size, they’re genius,’ Trump continued, saying that he spoke to four companies.



‘We’ve contacted all of Boris’s doctors and we’ll see what is going to take place…but when you get brought into Intensive care that gets very serious.’

Trump did not immediately name what companies he contacted or what forms of treatments were being considered.

Hours before Trump’s briefing, Johnson was taken to intensive care for coronavirus after his condition worsened. The news of his transfer came after the prime minister was hospitalized with the virus late Sunday.

The 55-year-old prime minister was initially admitted as a ‘precaution’ for tests after he had been suffering from the virus for ten days.

‘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,’ a Number 10 spokesman said.



‘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 to all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication,’ the spokesman continued.