UK prime minister in intensive care as COVID-19 symptoms worsen

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

By Caribbean News Global fav

LONDON, England – UK prime minister Boris Johnson has been taken to the intensive care unit of St Thomas Hospital in London due to increasingly severe coronavirus symptoms.

The full statement:

“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.

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 deputise for him where necessary.

The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.”  — Downing Street

Previously, UK prime minister urged nationals to stay at home “protect the NHS and save lives.”

“I understand completely the difficulties this disruption has caused to your lives, businesses and jobs. But the action we have taken is absolutely necessary, for one very simple reason.

“If too many people become seriously unwell at one time, the NHS will be unable to cope. This will cost lives. We must slow the spread of the disease, and reduce the number of people needing hospital treatment in order to save as many lives as possible. That is why we are giving one simple instruction – you must stay at home,” prime minister Johnson said in a letter.

UK prime minister urges nationals to stay at home

 

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