Boris Johnson Still In ICU But ‘Stable’ And ‘Breathing Without Any Assistance’

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On Tuesday, the UK’s First Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London two days earlier because of worsening coronavirus symptoms, was “stable” and “in good spirits.”

Raab said, “He remained stable overnight, he’s receiving standard oxygen treatment and breathing without any assistance. He’s not required any mechanical ventilation or non-invasive respiratory support.”

Raab continued, “He remains in good spirits, and in keeping with usual clinical practice, his progress continues to be monitored closely in clinical care… The prime minister asked me to deputies for him while he recovers and in line with the Prime Ministers instructions I carried the meeting of senior ministers tackling coronavirus, and this afternoon I chaired un update for members of the cabinet.”

Raab added, “All of our thoughts and prayers are with the prime minister at this time, with Carrie, and with his whole family. And I’m confident he’ll pull through, because if there’s one thing I know about this prime minister, he’s a fighter. And he’ll be back at the helm, leading us through this crisis in short order.”

Johnson was admitted to the hospital on Sunday after 10 days of progressively worsening symptoms caused by the Chinese coronavirus. On Monday, Johnson was moved to the Intensive Care Unit after his condition became severe in case he needed to be put on a ventilator.