UK PM Boris Johnson Admitted To The ICU Due To Coronavirus

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The Prime Minister announced on Friday that he tested positive for coronavirus.

In the Prime Minister’s video announcement of his diagnosis, he had this to say:

“Hi folks, a quick update from me on the campaign against coronavirus. First of all, in my own case, although I’m feeling better, and I’ve done my seven days of isolation, alas I still have one of the symptoms, a minor symptom, I still have a temperature. And so in accordance with government advice, I must continue my self-isolation until that symptom itself goes. But we’re working clearly, the whole time, on our program to defeat the virus.”


Monday, the Prime minister was admitted into the hospital. He stayed in the ICU overnight and is continuing to be in the intensive care unit. The statement from 10 Downing Street states:

“Since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus.

Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital.

The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary.

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The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.”

This is a scary situation to be in for the government and people of the UK.