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British Prime Minister “clinically stable” Wednesday after spending second night in intensive care with Coronavirus

Agencies/The Economic Times

UK Prime minister Boris Johnson spent his second night in intensive care Tuesday evening in a London Hospital after being diagnosed with the coronavirus, according to CNN. On Wednesday his spokesperson said that he is “clinically stable and is responding to treatment” and ” is receiving oxygen treatment and is breathing without support.” He was taken to an intensive care unit on Monday in St. Thomas’ Hospital, close to the House of Parliament. ~

The 55-year-old Prime Minister was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26, and still had a cough and fever ten days later, according to USA Today. He is not working while he is hospitalized, and has appointed Foriegn Secretary Dominic Raab to take his place while he is ill. This comes as the pandemic has continued to worsen in the UK, with the death toll of reaching 7,097 in Britain as of Wednesday, according to Public Health England. ~

First Secretary Rabb, who is also the most senior minister in Johnson’s cabinet, stated, “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. And for us in the cabinet, we know exactly what he wants from us and what he expects from us right now. I can reassure the Prime Minister, and we can reassure the public, that his team will not blink, and we will not flinch from the task at hand at this crucial moment. We will keep all of our focus and all of our resolve, with calm determination on delivering the government’s plan to defeat the coronavirus.” ~

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