London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, while receiving oxygen support to help him fight COVID-19, stabilized in intensive care on Tuesday, while his foreign minister led the government’s rapid response to the outbreak. Francesca Lynagh reports.
It is said that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was sent to the intensive care unit due to the worsening symptoms of COVID-19.
Johnson (Johnson) was the first major leader in the world to be so severely plagued by complications of coronavirus. He received oxygen support at St Thomas Hospital in London, but did not require ventilation.
Johnson, 55, was admitted to the hospital on Sunday evening (April 5) within 10 days due to high temperature and cough.
Downing Street said his condition deteriorated rapidly within 24 hours.
Johnson’s personal fight against the virus took place at a time when the country entered one of the deadliest weeks of what the scientists said might be a pandemic.
To date, more than 5,300 people have died in the UK.
If the prime minister is powerless, Britain does not actually have a formal succession line, but in the case of Johnson demanding that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab be represented as “when necessary”, Britain does not actually have a formal successor.
Even if Johnson (Monday) (April 6) was in the hospital, Raab said at a news conference that the prime minister was still in charge.
But now Raab is at the helm-starting with the COVID-19 emergency response meeting on Tuesday morning.
Also on Tuesday, it was reported that another member of the Johnson team, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove, was isolating himself because members of the Gove family were experiencing symptoms.