Michael Gove said he was shaken to hear his friend and colleague Boris Johnson had been taken into intensive care yesterday.
Joining Piers and Susanna on Good Morning Britain, Gove revealed that it was a huge shock to hear Johnson had been admitted to ICU as his condition worsened.
After questions over who would be running the country while Johnson recovered, Gove confirmed the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab would be chairing the 'important meetings' today.
He also offered a deep message of support to his colleague in the hope that he would make a full recovery.
Nicola Sturgeon says the former Scottish Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood made a big mistake by breaking coronavirus lockdown rules.
Dr Calderwood stepped down after being found to have broken the lockdown advice she was giving by visiting her second home in Fife.
It came to light that Calderwood had travelled to her holiday home on two separate occasions and she resigned from her post after apologising at a press conference.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Calderwood could not carry on in her position after undermining the public advice the government was giving.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for coronavirus tests, Downing Street has said.
The PM tested positive for the virus 10 days ago and has been in self-isolation ever since - but his symptoms have continued to "persist".
Number 10 said Mr Johnson was taken to hospital as a “precautionary step” on the advice of his doctor.
Matt Hancock reaffirmed his promise to deliver 100,000 coronavirus tests a day by the end of this month.
The Health Secretary confirmed the government has pledged to test 100,000 people a day by the end of April but first it needs to validate the legitimacy of the tests.
Hancock repeated the phrase heard from several government ministers that 'no test is better than a bad test'.
He said that he has already had to refuse to purchase a number of tests because they have failed to pass regulations for accuracy.
Farmers have called on the public to come forward and help pick fresh fruit and vegetables to feed Britain.
The Feed the Nation campaign is asking people to take up paid roles on local farms picking fresh food to get it to supermarkets and stop it being left to rot in fields during the coronavirus pandemic.
You can get involved here: https://www.concordiavolunteers.org.uk/feed-the-nation
Joe Wicks has raised nearly $100,000 for the NHS from his at-home PE lessons in just a single week.
Wicks, in his new found role as the nation's PE teacher, has been putting daily exercise classes on Youtube for people to keep fit and healthy during the coronavirus lockdown.
After pledging to donate all the advertising revenue from Youtube, Wicks revealed exclusively to Piers and Susanna that the total has hit nearly $100,000 from just seven videos.
Wicks confirmed that every penny he makes from the daily PE lessons going forward will be donated to the NHS.
After hearing how actor James McAvoy had donated £275,000 for more protective equipment for NHS, Dr Hilary put out a call for everyone in the country to think how they could help people in need.
We have seen so many heartwarming stories of neighbours helping each other with shopping, families taking in elder members, people asking after the vulnerable and a real feeling of togetherness in Britain.
We asked to hear how you have been helping, donating and volunteering throughout the coronavirus lockdown - here are some of the best responses...
The police have been warned not to be 'over zealous' when it comes to enforcing the coronavirus lockdown rules.
The force is facing allegations of overreaching in its use of the lockdown powers including fining people £60 for buying items deemed 'non-essential' or for going out for a drive to kill time.
Amid the criticism, Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Neil Basu says officers should be protecting the public but at the same time not go over the top on social distancing rules.
Mr Basu also urged the public not to judge officers too harshly in their application of the powers.