Great Britain

Number 10 responds to Trump’s treatment offer as Boris remains in ICU

Following the Prime Minister’s transfer to St Thomas’ Hospital ICU, Mr Trump asked two medicine companies to get in touch with Number 10 immediately. UK officials are said to be in “constant contact” with Mr Trump’s administration.

Responding to Mr Trump's offer, a spokesman for the Mr Johnson said: “We are grateful for all of the warm wishes the Prime Minister has received overnight.

“We are confident the Prime Minister is receiving the best possible care from the National Health Service.

“Any treatment he receives is a matter for his doctors.”

A spokesman said that the Prime Minister is “stable” and in “good spirits”.

Mr Johnson is currently breathing without assistance.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump offered Number 10 an experimental treatment for the Prime Minister (Image: Getty)

It is unclear which pharmaceutical companies were contacted for the experimental treatment.

Mr Trump yesterday held a conference call with US pharmaceutical and biotech companies Genetech, Amgen, Gilead and Regenereon.

Mr Trump could be offering the drug hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial treatment he has described as a “game changer” in the fight against the novel disease.

The US President told his daily news conference on Monday: “I want to send best wishes to a very good friend of mine, and a friend to our nation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson was moved to the ICU on Monday (Image: Getty)

“We are very saddened to hear that he was taken into intensive care this afternoon a little while ago. And Americans are all praying for his recovery.

“He has been a really good friend pretty something special.

“Very strong. Resolute, he does not quit. Does not give up.”

Of his conference call with the US drug companies on Tuesday, Mr Trump said: “We have made tremendous progress on therapeutics.

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St Thomas' Hospital

The Prime Minister is being treated at St Thomas' Hospital (Image: Getty)

“I had a fantastic call today that I will be talking about a little bit later.

“I have asked two of the leading companies - these are brilliant companies, they have come up with solutions and just have done incredible jobs - I have asked them to contact to London immediately.

“They speak a language that most people do not even understand - but I understand something that they have really advanced there, therapeutically, and that they have arrived in London already.

“The London office has whatever they need. And we will see if we can be of help. We have contacted all of Boris' doctors, and we will see what is going to take place. But they are ready to go.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that the government will report on any updates (Image: Getty)

Mr Trump did not answer when asked to clarify which firms where asked to provide the drug, but he said they had “meetings with the doctors, and we will see whether or not they want to go down that route”.

Number 10 aid in a statement that the Prime Minister is still “stable” and that he was moved to the ICU in case he needs it at a later stage.

Mr Johnson is said to have received “standard oxygen treatment”, and that he was breathing without assistance.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that the government will update the UK should anything change.

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