Coronavirus Pandemic: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in ICU, needed oxygen after symptoms worsen.
United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, was moved to intensive care in the hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, as per UK media sources. On Tuesday, the Prime Minister’s condition deteriorated because of the virus complications and he had to receive oxygen support.
In his video message for coronavirus awareness, he said that he was experiencing a minor symptom of the disease.
Another quick update from me on our campaign against #coronavirus.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) April 3, 2020
The 55 year-old Prime Minister was admitted to St. Thomas’ Hospital, situated across the River Thames from the House of Commons late on Sunday. This came about after him suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms, including high fever, for more than 10 days.
The authorities said in an official statement;
“On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests. This is a precautionary step, as the Prime Minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus.”
PM Johnson himself tweeted about this and reassured the people that he was in high spirits.
I’d like to say thank you to all the brilliant NHS staff taking care of me and others in this difficult time. You are the best of Britain.
Stay safe everyone, and please remember to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) April 6, 2020
The Prime Minister’s condition then rapidly took a turn for the worse in the next 24 hours. Afterwards, he was moved to the ICU and needed oxygen. Minister and Cabinet Member Michael Gove also gave the media a statement in which he said;
“He’s not on a ventilator, no. The prime minister has received some oxygen support and he is kept under, of course, close supervision. The prime minister is in intensive care, being looked after by his medical team, receiving the very, very best care from the team at St. Thomas.”
Handling of the Government’s Response Against the Virus
PM Boris Johnson was remotely monitoring the government’s actions against the COVID-19 pandemic after testing positive for the virus.
With his condition now worsening, he has left the foreign minister to take charge of the government’s response to the rapidly spreading virus. Mr. Dominic Raab (the foreign minister), who will later preside over the government’s daily coronavirus meeting, said;
“There is an incredibly strong team spirit behind the prime minister.”
He further added that him and his coworkers were making sure they carried out the plans Mr. Johnson had directed them to execute “as soon as possible”.
Mr. Raab then finished off his media statement by saying;
“That’s the way we’ll bring the whole country through the coronavirus challenge.”
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