Communal groups wished Prime Minister Boris Johnson a full recovery after he was admitted to intensive care, following a worsening of his coronavirus symptoms.
The Prime Minister is understood to be conscious and was moved to intensive care at about 7pm on Monday as a precaution should he require a ventilator.
The 55-year-old had been admitted to St Thomas’ hospital in central London on Sunday evening after testing positive for Covid-19 10 days ago.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis tweeted: “May Almighty God bless our Prime Minister as he battles against Covid-19 in hospital. May he be strengthened and granted a swift and complete recovery, together with all those who continue to suffer at the hands of this terrible virus.”
May Almighty God bless our Prime Minister as he battles against Covid-19 in hospital. May he be strengthened and granted a swift and complete recovery, together with all those who continue to suffer at the hands of this terrible virus.
— Chief Rabbi Mirvis (@chiefrabbi) April 6, 2020
The Board of Deputies president Marie van der Zyl said: “We have been sorry to learn that the Prime Minister’s condition has worsened & that he has been moved to intensive care. Our thoughts and prayers are with him & we wish him a refuah shelaima umehaira – a full and speedy recovery.”
On Sunday after the PM was admitted to hospital, senior Reform rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner said: “I wish @BorisJohnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds a refuah shelemah, a thorough recovery from the #Jewish communities. God bless.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shared a picture of the two meeting in Downing Street, saying: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the People of Israel pray for the speedy and full recovery of our friend British Prime Minister @BorisJohnson.”
President Reuven Rivlin said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Prime Minister @BorisJohnson and his family, wishing him a full and speedy recovery.”