BREAKING: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit of hospital after coronavirus symptoms worsen.
Johnson was admitted to St. Thomas’ Hospital late Sunday, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.“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,” his office said in a statement.
Downing St, said Johnson was conscious and does not require ventilation at the moment, but was in the intensive care unit in case he needed it later.It said Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputize for him.Hours earlier, Johnson tweeted that he was in good spirits after spending a night in hospital.
The prime minister’s spokesman said Johnson had spent a comfortable night and remained in charge of government despite being admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital after COVID-19 symptoms of a cough and fever persisted.Johnson sent out a tweet thanking the National Health Service for taking care of him and others in this difficult time.
“On the advice of my doctor, I went into hospital for some routine tests as I’m still experiencing coronavirus symptoms,″ Johnson said in the tweet. “I’m in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe.″.
Johnson’s spokesman, James Slack, refused to say what kind of tests Johnson was undergoing. He insisted that “the PM remains in charge of the government.”“He is receiving updates in hospital and is continuing to receive a (ministerial red) box” of files and briefing papers, Slack said,
The 55-year-old leader had been quarantined in his Downing Street residence since being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26 — the first known head of government to fall ill with the virus.He continued to preside at daily meetings on the outbreak until Sunday and has released several video messages during his 10 days in isolation.Raab chaired the meeting Monday.
Britain has no official post of deputy prime minister, but Raab has been designated to take over should Johnson become incapacitated.Speaking at the government’s daily coronavirus press briefing, Raab said Johnson was being “regularly updated,” but admitted he had not spoken to him since Saturday.
“He’s in charge, but he’ll continue to take doctors’ advice on what to do next,” Raab said.Johnson was admitted to the hospital as a message to the nation from Queen Elizabeth II was being broadcast Sunday evening. The 93-year-old monarch urged the public to show resolve and follow advice to stay inside.
Concerns had been growing about Johnson’s welfare ever since he posted a message Friday saying that he was feeling better, though was still feverish.The virus causes mild to moderate symptoms in most people, but for some, especially older adults and the infirm, it can cause pneumonia and lead to death.
The government said Monday that 51,608 people had been confirmed to have the coronavirus in Britain, 5,373 of whom have died.One of the advantages of being in the hospital is that it will allow doctors to directly monitor Johnson’s condition.Derek Hill, a professor of medical imaging science at University College London said that since COVID-19 causes difficulty breathing, one test performed on people with the disease is lung imaging with ultrasound or CT scans to see how badly they might be affected.
“Some people are rapidly discharged,” he said. “Some others can quickly deteriorate and need help breathing. We have no reason to believe the PM needs such help.‘’Hill said there are various types of breathing help, depending on the person and the difficulties.
“The reasons some people get seriously ill with COVID-19 while others have minor symptoms is not yet fully understood,″ Hill said. “But doctors managing these patients report that more men than women have serious problems, and patients who are overweight or have previous health problems are at higher risk.”Read more: The Associated Press »
Please try Avigan, favipiravir which is Japanese flu medicine. It really works for COVID19 critical condition patient. Japanese Gov't provides it for free. Ask Shinzo Abe. Good spirits with machine helping him breathe ? Thats what ICU is all about not hes feeling a bit under the weather. This is terrible news and we must keep politics out of it. In the end, he is a human just like all of us. He is part of a family and I wish him well and a speedy recovery. My prayers to him and his family.
KimRusleyTV Social healthcare. Prayers go your way! BrookeSingman Many like me are sorry for the Prime Minister and his family. Prayers for him and every patient in intensive care around the world and the loved ones who are worried about them. Most of us are viewing these days from relative safety of our homes. We can help by prayers.
Praying for his recovery He should ask his buddy send some medication. His buddy is not a doctor, but still has common sense! SethAbramson 🙏🙏🙏🙏 🙏🏼 you got this big guy - you got this... No mention if he is receiving hydroxychloroquine with Zinc or not? If not, why not? owned Good times 🎻 - actual size
impeachqueen How come Trump tested NEGATIVE?! Prayers Why couldn't it have happened to the asshole in chief wtf Britain share the wealth with America pls 🥺 Every step of the Fridgeman's care: front page news. People who die of Covid19 outside hospitals: not even counted Como que 'En cargo' desde UCI, desde ese lugar no se puede gobernar. He estado ahí como paciente y no creo que sea viable
That's the guy who didn't want anyone to take special precautions. I guess he had his own ventilator reserved in case he needed it. Sorry to hear that. Sending wishes for a speedy and full recovery. Get well Boris we are praying for you ...fight it mate Let me see if I understand this BorisJohnson initially wanted COVID19 to quickly burn through his country The idea was based on SurvivalOfTheFittest Once committed to that policy, the contagion quickly grew out of control
Boris Johnson specifically targeted by CCP. SethAbramson When he was taken to the hospital AFTER 2 weeks of having the virus, i took it as a bad sign. I thought if he’d eventually need intubation. I hate to be right in this instance. Hope he pulls through. Such sad times. Wish him all the best. Now do Putin.
GoldStuart Am not believing this... Undoubtedly ill - BUT not the circs... Cause... my prayers for his quick recovery! OrwellNGoode Boris might kick the bucket He has access to best care. It is unsettling to hear. Sending strength and positivity for him and also his fiancée. 🌻🌻🌻 Politics aside, a fellow human being and the leader of a great nation. Today, praying for Mr. Johnson’s speedy and complete recovery. WeAreInThisTogether.
I sincerely hope he does recover but also not gonna hold it against anyone who is laughing at this. Terrible Sad day for British people. Not good. Thoughts and prayers with the PM and his family. This is what happens to people who keep working after they are infected. Watch what happens to Chris Cuomo. AshleyKingOnAir I’m sure this is Trumps fault. Not sure how, but I know it has to be
SethAbramson Very few people seem to emerge from the ICU, or off the vent, and live. Ugh. HOPEFULLY, HE RECOVER FROM THE VIRUS BY LISTENING TO THE DOCTORS, STOP WORRYING ABOUT THE JOB, AND LEARN TO REST... juliettekayyem r-I-g-h-t... Last week they told us Johnson was “recovering” or “managing well” .......and then he was admitted. This week we are told the Prime Minister is “in good spirits”. So are we then to extrapolate that the PM is near death?!?!?!?
Oh mercy Thankfully they have the Queen to unify & encourage the people of the UK. I hope he recovers. And I hope the people who wish him ill don’t get sick too. INSTEAD OF LISTENING TO THE DOCTOR TO REST BORIS DECIDED TO WORK WHILE IN HOSPITAL BECAUSE APPARENTLY BRITAIN CANNOT FUNCTION WITHOUT HIM... THIS IS HOW NARCISSISTIC ATTENTION SEEKING EGOMANIAC BEHAVE.
PrayForBoris Oooh Where our heroes in Movies come and help us Batman BlackPanther ThorLoveAndThunder redsteeze Prayers up. And disgusting to see comments liking what's happening to him or wishing this on someone else. Before posting trash, try joining the human race first, ghouls. Hang in there, Boris!
Why isnt he being given HCQ? Has Boris Johnson and trump been together in the few weeks? Mwanikih Praying with Sir Johnson Lord, I've seen what you've done for other nations, I.... Blood Moon April 7th. Let us all look at the moon together tomorrow, Tuesday at 8pm in solidarity and pray. meditate/ reflect for our Prime Minister! PrayForBoris
SethAbramson The timing of that speech by the Queen yesterday is seeming less and less like a coincidence. Perhaps the 'cat is on the roof'? I pray for him. we’re with you Boris! Stay strong! POTUS you really should go give your buddy a big hug! It's alright, Trump has told him it's all a hoax, nothing to worry about.
Anti science and its terrible consequences, and the prize to pay Get well , Boris. Listen to science regarding climate change. Might be a good idea God speed. Wishing someone harm is evil. lindsaywise Prayers for the PM 🇬🇧 Revision bojos government just as ineffective with its leader on a ventilator.
SethAbramson I really don't care, do you? AmySpiro Damn. Misericórdia ! So it lasts longer then 14 days 🤔 ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ SethAbramson Wow. This is not a good sign, first they said he is getting oxygen treatment now this. He will be gone by the end of the week. Out of every 100 patients in intensive care in the UK with coronavirus, only 33 recover. BAD BAD SIGN
A victim of his own incompetent policies... Fuck. Imagine going out like that. At least he's got a good sense of humor BREAKING :-Prime Minister BorisJohnson has been moved to intensive care after his CoronaVirusUpdate symptoms.... Could someone please buy this man a comb and teach him how to use it!
RobHarris Hope there's a swift end to his illness SethAbramson Poor Putin. Who's he got on deck over there? Ouch....... Our President should go visit him in a show of solidarity and handshakes
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with persistent COVID-19 symptomsBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to a hospital as a precautionary measure following his lasting COVID-19 symptoms. Johnson tested positive for the virus over a week ago. I bet this would never happen to trump! Also trumps daughter should smash him I feel like. praying he suffers.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalized After Failing To Shake CoronavirusBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital in London on Sunday evening after suffering with coronavirus for 10 days. Johnson will be assessed by medics in what is being describ… May Allah almighty bless him. Get well soon Queen Elizabeth gave a sensitive, caring Address to the Nation today on the Coronavirus.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with coronavirus as ‘precautionary step’British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ’s office says he’s been admitted to the hospital suffering from coronavirus symptoms. Is this bad news for GBP? The Dumb & Dumber guy will be alright don’t worry Not good. Not good at all
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with COVID-19 Boris Johnson had been quarantined in his Downing Street residence since being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26. He’s dead Why is Trumbo not catching it! 🤔 Praying he gets better soon!🙏🏻
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Moved to Intensive CareBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care as he struggled to recover from symptoms of the new coronavirus. Now du Trump For Hong Kong! Sure realDonaldTrump will be sending his thoughts and prayers soon
Coronavirus live updates: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalizedGO, CORONA, GO: Millions of people across India lit candles and shone flashlights in a symbol of solidarity as the country's more than 1 billion people remain in lockdown over the novel coronavirus. Speedy recovery Doesn’t his pregnant girlfriend have the virus as well? Sending prayers for a quick and full recovery for him and his partner. 🙏🙏