British Premier Johnson transferred to intensive care unit
The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (55) has been transferred to the intensive care unit of St. Thomas ’Hospital in London!
Johnson is infected with the corona virus. He was initially in quarantine at home until his doctor sent him to the clinic on Sunday evening.
According to a spokesman, Johnson had typical corona symptoms, including cough and fever. According to media reports, he was given additional oxygen in the hospital.
In an official statement from his office on Monday night, “The state of the prime minister has deteriorated this afternoon, and on the advice of his medical team, he has been transferred to the hospital’s intensive care unit.”
Foreign Minister Dominic Raab (46) was asked to take over the official business where necessary. Most recently, Raab and Johnson had personally spoken to each other on Saturday.
According to reports, Johnson is conscious and does not need artificial ventilation at the moment.
► In early March, the prime minister bragged about shaking hands in a hospital, including Covid 19 patients. He would continue to do that, he said at the time.
Johnson’s pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds also said that she spent a week in bed with symptoms of lung disease.
The British government is under considerable pressure in the fight against the pandemic: a lurching course wasted valuable time in containing the outbreak. The chronically under-financed health service NHS (National Health Service) also does not have enough tests, protective equipment and respirators. According to British media, the first clinics even reported a lack of oxygen for respiratory ventilation.