Coronavirus good news: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson stable and ‘in good spirits’; receiving oxygen and Not on ventilator, No. 10 says
Yesterday, we wrote about U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson after he was admitted to the hospital due to persistent symptoms of coronavirus. Today, we have some good news to share with you. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to be “in good spirits” after spending the night in intensive care being treated for coronavirus, according to a report from BBC, citing No 10.
The 55-year old prime minister has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputize for him “where necessary.”
According to Downing Street, “The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.”
In a statement on Tuesday, a Downing Street spokesman said: “The prime minister has been stable overnight and remains in good spirits. He is receiving standard oxygen treatment and is breathing without any other assistance. Unlike oxygen, a ventilator takes over the body’s breathing process when disease has caused the lungs to fail.
Mr Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in central London with “persistent symptoms” of Covid-19 on Sunday and was moved to intensive care on Monday at 19:00 BST after his symptoms worsened. “He has not required mechanical ventilation or non-invasive respiratory support.”