Coronavirus UK live: Boris Johnson still in hospital as public urged to stay home for Easter

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TV presenter Kate Garraway says her husband, who is being treated in hospital for Covid-19, is still in intensive care and “very ill”.

In a message read out on air by her Good Morning Britain co-presenter Ben Shephard, Garraway said it “remains an excruciatingly worrying time”.

It is hard to find the right words because thank you alone just doesn’t seem enough but I do thank them with all my heart as I know Derek would also want to if he could.

I also want to say thank you so much to everyone who has sent messages of support. I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to respond to them but I hope you understand I’m focusing on Derek and my family right now.

However, in quieter moments, I am seeing them and they are so comforting and wonderful to read. I am very aware that I’m not the only one going through this torture, there are thousands of families everywhere worried about their loved ones and hundreds more every day too that are having to deal with the worst news that their loved ones have been taken by this horrific virus.

I want to send a message of love and support to all of you going through this. You are not alone, we must all stand together and support each other. And I’m praying to be able to be talking with you soon with some positive news. Love, Kate.”

Boris Johnson’s father, Stanley, has spoken of his relief after the prime minister was moved from intensive care where he was being treated for Covid-19.

Stanley Johnson said he was “amazingly thankful” for the efforts of the NHS and appreciative for the outpouring of support.

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