The latest on the Prime Minister’s condition


The latest on the Prime Minister’s condition

Here are the latest updates on the Prime Minister’s condition, following his recent hospitalisation.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London in the evening of Sunday the 6th of April.

He had been confirmed as having Covid-19 ten days earlier, but his condition was said to have worsened.

The Prime Minister has not been active on social media since his admission to hospital, when he tweeted:

“Last night, on the advice of my doctor, I went into hospital for some routine tests as I’m still experiencing coronavirus symptoms. I’m in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe.”

“I’d like to say thank you to all the brilliant NHS staff taking care of me and others in this difficult time. You are the best of Britain. Stay safe everyone, and please remember to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.”

It was then announced that Mr Johnson had been moved to intensive care, where he remains.

A Downing Street representative has said that he is “responding well” to treatment, he remains in “good spirits” and that his condition is stable.

He is receiving just the “standard oxygen treatment” and is “breathing without any other assistance”, a spokesperson said.

He added that Number 10 was “hugely grateful” for the messages of support that the PM has received since his hospital admission.

The Prime Minister is no longer working, and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is standing in for him where necessary.

The UK Government had said that the Covid-19 lockdown would be reviewed on or around Easter Monday, however Mr Johnson’s current situation has thrown the timing of this review into question.

Urging the British public to stick with it, a spokesperson said:

“Our focus for now needs to be relentlessly upon stopping the transmission of this disease while building capacity in the NHS. That is how we will save lives,” he said.

“We need to keep delivering a very clear message to the public that while this is difficult we need to stick with it.

“We are at a critical time in our fight against coronavirus and they need to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”

A health minister said that it was “not the right moment” to consider relaxing the restrictions.

A further 828 people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

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