Coronavirus: UK PM Boris Johnson spends 2nd night in ICU

Sun Online Desk

8th April, 2020 10:33:53 printer

Coronavirus: UK PM Boris Johnson spends 2nd night in ICU

 

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is spending a second night in intensive care as he continues to receive treatment for coronavirus.

The PM is being kept at St Thomas' Hospital in London "for close monitoring", Downing Street said.

Johnson's condition is "stable" and he remains in "good spirits", his spokesman added on Tuesday evening.

Downing Street also confirmed that the planned review into whether the UK's coronavirus restrictions could be eased would not go ahead this Monday.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputising for the PM, has said he was "confident" the PM would recover from this illness, describing him as a "fighter".

Speaking at Tuesday's Downing Street coronavirus briefing, he said Mr Johnson was receiving standard oxygen treatment and was breathing without any assistance, such as mechanical ventilation or non-invasive respiratory support, reports BBC.

It is understood there will not be a further update on Mr Johnson's condition until later on Wednesday.


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