THE region's politicians have sent their best wishes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he is treated for coronavirus.

On Monday, Downing Street confirmed that Mr Johnson was transferred to the intensive care unit at St Thomas’ Hospital in London as what was said to be a “precaution” in case he needed to be put on a ventilator.

Paul Davies AM, the Leader of the Welsh Conservative Assembly Group, has said that – whatever our individual politics – now is the time to rally behind our Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Mr Davies said: “While so many have contracted Covid-19 (coronavirus), and, sadly, many have died, it is always when it afflicts someone you know personally that really brings it home.

“I know Boris well, and saw him most recently at the Welsh Conservative Party conference in Llangollen just a month ago. We all know him to be a resilient man, and he is also a fit one, and I know he is receiving the very best care that the dedicated and hard-working men and women of NHS can provide.

“Our thoughts must be with his fiancée, Carrie, who is expecting their first child, and the rest of his family, and I hope we all – whichever party we vote for – to back Boris and wish him well for a speedy recovery.”

Flintshire and Wrexham's new Conservative MPs elected at the end of last year have been sending their best wishes to the 55-year-old on social media and reminding people to follow the latest advice to reduce the spread of the virus.

Wrexham MP Sarah Atherton tweeted: "My thoughts and prayers are with BorisJohnson and his family.

"Coronavirus doesn’t discriminate and can affect us all.

"Let’s support Boris by continuing to follow government advice #StayHomeSaveLives."

Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes tweeted: "Boris is a fighter - my family and I and Clwyd South send him the Boss our very best wishes for a speedy recovery."

Delyn MP Rob Roberts tweeted: All the best to our friend Boris Johnson for a full and speedy recovery.

"You and @carriesymonds are in our thoughts sir.

"Kick it’s arse."

And: "The Prime Minister's condition should be a stark reminder to us all that everyone is at risk and we must all do our bit by staying at home and following scientific and medical advice.

"No one is a special case.

"We have a duty to one another. #StayHome #ProtectOurNHS #SaveLives"

Mr Roberts also sent his best wishes to Labour MP Tony Lloyd who is also being treated for coronavirus.

He said: "Also important to send best wishes to Tony Lloyd, @UKLabour MP for Rochdale who has also been admitted to hospital as a result of #COVID19 - thoughts with Tony and his family. I hope he has a full and speedy recovery."

Deeside's Labour MP MArk Tami put aside political differences to wish the Prime Minister a full recovery.

When the news broke last night, he tweeted: "My best Wishes going out to Boris Johnson tonight hoping that he makes a full recovery.

"My thoughts are with him and his family at this incredibly difficult time."

And Alyn and Deeside AM, Hack Sargeant tweeted: "Thoughts are very much with the PM and his loved ones tonight.

"Wishing you a full and speedy recovery BorisJohnson