British PM Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is spending a second night in intensive care in hospital, where he is being treated for COVID-19.

 

According to the official report, his condition is stable and remains in intensive care for close monitoring

According to the Xinhua news agency, the prime minister was moved to intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital in London on Monday night following a worsening of symptoms. He has received oxygen treatment but has not required a ventilator so far.

On Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, while briefing on the health of the prime minister, said that Johnson is "receiving the very best care from the excellent medical team" and he is breathing without help in intensive care.

Raab, who is also the first secretary of state and therefore de facto deputy prime minister, will continue to stand in for the prime minister in his absence.

55 year-old Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday night on the advice of his doctor as he continued to display symptoms of cough and high temperature 10 days after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The number of coronavirus hospital deaths in Britain has risen to 6,159. So far, 55,242 people have tested positive in the country.

 

With inputs from ANI

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