Boris Johnson tested negative for COVID-19

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Boris Johnson leaves his grace-and-favour residence in Carlton Gardens near Buckingham Palace on July 18, 2018 in London, England. The Former Foreign Secretary is expected to make his first speech today after resigning from government 9 days ago. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Boris Johnson needed a “significant level of specialist treatment” at the worst points of his battle against coronavirus, according to his spokesman.

The PM left hospital over the weekend, having previously been in intensive care at one point of his stay.

Mr Johnson has now tested negative for Covid-19, the spokesman confirmed, and is recovering at Chequers.

“Now, clearly, if a person is moved to intensive care, that means that they are requiring a significant level of specialist treatment,” the spokesman said.

“So, I think it was clear from the moment the Prime Minister was moved to intensive care that his condition had worsened.”

He would not go into further details of just how ill the Prime Minister had been.