Monday, 15 Jul 2024

Boris Johnson fights worsening coronavirus symptoms in intensive care


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NEWS24.CO.ID -  On Tuesday, April 7 2020, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is battling worsening coronavirus symptoms in an intensive care unit at a London hospital.

Now, many doctors attempted to help Johnson recover. Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove told BBC radio early on Tuesday that while Johnson "has received oxygen support", he was not on a ventilator.

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As information, Johnson, 55, first announced he had tested positive for the virus on March 27 and went into self-isolation. But, after failing to shake off a high fever for more than a week, he was admitted to Guy's and St Thomas' hospital in central London on Saturday.

But, his healt became worst, and he was moved into intensive care on Monday evening, when his condition deteriorated.

Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise where necessary.

Raab said,  "The government's business will continue. The focus of the government will continue to be on making sure that the prime minister's direction, all the plans for making sure that we can defeat coronavirus and can pull the country through this challenge, will be taken forward."

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On Tuesday, world leaders send messages of support for Jhonson, as political figures in the United Kingdom.

As information, at least 5,373 people in the UK have died from coronavirus, a disease which has infected almost 52,000.