Downing Street Gives Update on Boris Johnson's Health
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Downing Street gave an update on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's health on Tuesday after he was taken to the intensive care unit due to COVID-19.
Johnson is still in the ICU however his condition is "stable" and he is not on a ventilator nor does he have pneumonia.
“Boris Johnson has had oxygen support but is not on a ventilator, No 10 has insisted, after he spent the night fighting coronavirus in intensive care,” The Telegraph reported on Tuesday.
“At a Downing Street briefing this morning, the Prime Minister’s spokesman rejected rumours that Mr Johnson has been put on a ventilator and said he has ‘not required any other mechanical intervention or non-invasive medical support,'” the outlet also noted. “He said Mr Johnson was stable and ‘in good spirits.”
Piers Morgan also reported on the situation on Twitter: “No10 says Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been ‘stable’ overnight & remains ‘in good spirits.’ He’s still in intensive care & receiving ‘standard oxygen treatment’ but is not on a ventilator & does not have pneumonia.”
On Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to ICU at St Thomas’ Hospital in London after his health worsened from contracting the coronavirus.
“Since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus,” Johnson's spokesperson said in a statement. “Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital.”
“The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputize for him where necessary,” the statement added. “The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.”
On Sunday, Johnson was hospitalized as his condition worsened.
In a separate statement yesterday, a spokesperson said, “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 ten days after testing positive for the virus,” the statement continued. “The Prime Minister thanks NHS staff for all of their incredible hard work and urges the public to continue to follow the Government’s advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”
Johnson's fiancee, Carrie Symonds also contracted the virus and has been recovering as well.
“I’ve spent the past week in bed with the main symptoms of Coronavirus,” Symonds tweeted. “I haven’t needed to be tested and, after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and I’m on the mend.”
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
The U.K. has been hit hard with the coronavirus as it currently has at least 52,274 confirmed cases with at least 5,383 deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker.
While the U.K. has been hit hard, it has not been hit as hard as many other nations in Europe.
Spain has over 350,000 cases and over 13,000 deaths; Italy has over 132,000 cases and over 16,500 deaths; Germany has over 101,000 cases and over 1,600 deaths; France is closing in on 100,000 cases and has nearly 9,000 deaths.
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