Dominic Raab announced as 'stand-in PM' should Boris Johnson fall ill with coronavirus

Dominic Raab will step in for the Prime Minister should he fall ill to coronavirus, it has been confirmed (PA Images)
13:48pm, Mon 23 Mar 2020
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Dominic Raab has been named as Boris Johgnson's stand-in, should the Prime Minister become incapacitated due to coronavirus.

The foreign secretary has been named as the 'designated survivor' should Mr Johnson fall victim to the disease, but a spokesman has assured the public that the Prime Minister is currently 'well'.

The clarification comes after it was reported that a number of ministers had called for Cabinet Officer Minister Michael Gove to take up the role rather than Mr Raab.

Mr Johnson is not believed to have taken a coronavirus test, but is considered to be at risk due to the high number of meetings he is currently attending.

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