United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, the day after being admitted to the hospital with COVID-19.
Johnson’s situation worsened on Monday afternoon, a spokesman for 10 Downing Street advised Newsweek. On the recommendation of his medical workforce, he was moved to the ICU on Monday night, in response to the spokesman. He first introduced his constructive take a look at end result on March 27.
“The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication,” the spokesman stated.
He’s aware at the moment and the transfer to the ICU was executed as a precaution within the occasion Johnson ought to want air flow to assist him get well.
Johnson was admitted to the hospital on Sunday night for checks, in response to 10 Downing Street. The assertion known as it a “precautionary step” taken as a result of Johnson continued to have signs of the brand new coronavirus 10 days after he examined constructive.
Before being moved to the hospital, Johnson had been self-isolating at dwelling with a fever and protracted cough. He continued to steer the federal government’s response to the outbreak, however earlier than being admitted to the ICU, he tapped Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab for that function. Raab will take over for Johnson wherever obligatory, the 10 Downing Street spokesman stated.
On Monday, Raab stated throughout a press convention that Johnson had a “comfortable” evening within the hospital and was in “good spirits.”
On Sunday, Queen Elizabeth II thanked well being care staff and everybody who was staying dwelling to guard individuals who have been a part of the susceptible inhabitants. By remaining “united and resolute,” the queen stated, the nation will overcome the outbreak.
“While we have faced challenges before, this one is different,” the queen stated. “This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavor using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will succeed and that success will belong to every one of us.”
Her son, Prince Charles, who can also be the inheritor to the throne, examined constructive for the virus, however ended his self-isolation on March 30, in response to BBC News.
The United Kingdom has had 51,608 instances of a brand new coronavirus, about 14 % the quantity the United States has seen. Of the U.Okay. instances, 17,911 have been hospitalized, in response to Raab, and 5,373 have died. On Sunday, Trump despatched properly needs to Johnson, who he described as a pal and a “great gentleman.”
“I’m hopeful and sure that he’s going to be fine,” Trump stated. “All Americans are praying for him.”