BORIS Johnson is "thinking" of hero Captain Sir Tom Moore and "deeply wishing" he makes a speedy recovery from his Covid battle.
The war veteran, 100, was taken to hospital on Sunday after falling ill with the disease and pneumonia.
His family are now with him in Bedford Hospital where he is being "made comfortable".
No10 today said Mr Johnson's thoughts are with Captain Tom, who became a shining light in the dark early days of the pandemic.
A spokesperson said: "The PM is thinking of Captain Tom and his family a lot at the moment, and deeply hoping he makes a swift a recovery as possible."
The PM spoke to his family on Sunday evening and described the war hero as an “inspiration” because of his efforts during the pandemic.
HERO'S COVID BATTLE
He told Sky News: “I spoke to the family last night and all I can say is Captain Tom Moore has been an inspiration to everybody in this country during this pandemic.
“I think our thoughts and our prayers are now with him and with his family.”
The national treasure's daughter Hannah said he has been battling pneumonia for the last few weeks and last week tested positive for Covid.
She said that he is currently not in intensive care as she thanked medical staff for doing "all they can" to make him comfortable.
Captain Tom won the hearts of the nation with his bid to raise money for NHS staff before his 100th birthday on April 30.
The hero set out to reach £1,000 when he started the appeal and has since picked up many awards and was knighted by the Queen.
During the first UK lockdown from March 23, his aim was to walk 100 laps of the 25-metre (82ft) loop in his garden with the aid of a walking frame in Marston Moretaine, in 10-lap chunks.
He went on to raise £32,796,355 for NHS charities.
The statement from the war hero's daughter Hannah read: "I wanted to update everybody that today my father was admitted to hospital.
"Over the last few weeks he was being treated for pneumonia and last week tested positive for Covid-19.
"He was at home with us until today when he needed additional help with his breathing.
"He is being treated on a ward, although he is not in ICU.
"The medical care he has received in the last few weeks has been remarkable and we know that the wonderful staff at Bedford Hospital will do all they can to make him comfortable and hopefully return home as soon as possible.
"We understand that everyone will be wishing him well. We are of course focusing on my father and will update you when we can."
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