British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the third day of hospitalization in the intensive care unit. The complications of treatment were COVID-19, but as his government prepared to discuss how to review its most Severe shutdown measures, he is improving and is able to sit down.
Johnson, 55, was admitted to St. Thomas Hospital on Sunday night due to persistent high temperature and cough, and was sent to intensive care on Monday. He has received oxygen support, but is not wearing a ventilator.
“He has been sitting up in bed and been engaging positively with the clinical team,” his finance minister, Rishi Sunak, said on Wednesday. “His condition is improving.”
U.S. President Donald Trump said Johnson appeared to be improving after what he described as a “tough bout”.
“I just spoke with the representatives of the UK and I think that their great prime minister is doing much better today, or at least better,” Trump told reporters.
When Johnson was unable to take action, the country was entering what scientists called the deadliest stage of the outbreak, and the government was considering whether and when to remove the blockade measures that had paralyzed most of the economy.
The government’s emergency response meeting (called COBR) will discuss how to review the lockdown measures on Thursday. Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary appointed by Johnson, will preside over the meeting.
As of April 7, 1600 GMT, and since 1600 GMT, the total number of hospitals in the UK that died of COVID-19 increased by 938 cases per day to 7,097.
Since the world ’s fifth largest economy suffered the worst economic blow since World War II, and the state had to increase government spending quickly, the government said it had expanded its overdraft facility with the Bank of England.
“Any drawings will be repaid as soon as possible before the end of the year,” the finance ministry and Bank of England said.