London, 10th April: British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has been shifted from the Intensive Care on Thursday evening, at the hospital in London where he is being treated for the coronavirus.
According to reports submitted by his spokesperson, the British PM has been moved from the ICU at the St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, after his condition became stable and has been shifted to the ward where he will be closely monitored during the early phase of his recovery.
It may be noted the Boris Johnson was tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago and showed mild symptoms in the beginning. He was later hospitalized on Sunday and taken to the Intensive Care the next day, where he received oxygen without being placed on a ventilator.
His condition appeared o be improving over the past day or so. Earlier Thursday, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who has been standing in for the prime minister during key meetings, said Johnson was “making positive steps forward.”
News of Johnson’s improving condition was welcomed across the British political spectrum, and by U.S. President Donald Trump, who tweeted: “Great News: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just been moved out of Intensive Care. Get well Boris!!!”
However, the lockdown in the country may be extended forward keeping in view the situation with the passage of time. Dominic Raab said that the government is assessing the situation as the number of deaths due to novel coronavirus is still on the rise and the peak of the virus has not yet reached.
On Thursday, the U.K. reported 881 new deaths, down from the 938 recorded the day before. Italy recorded a high of 969 deaths on March 27 and Spain 950 deaths on April 2.
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