Boris Johnson (55) is still in intensive care at St Thomas Hospital in London, but his health condition is “improving” steadily. For example, he sits upright in bed when talking to the doctors who succeed him. That’s what the British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said, Sky News reports.
The British Prime Minister was hospitalized on Sunday evening – ten days after he tested positive – because he continued to suffer from coronavirus symptoms such as fever and coughing. On Monday evening, he ended up in intensive care. There the British leader is “excellently cared for”, Sunak said.
According to The Telegraph, Johnson is being treated in hospital by Richard Leach, Britain’s most highly regarded lung specialist. Earlier it sounded that the Prime Minister reacted well to the treatment.
“The latest reports from the hospital indicate that his condition is improving. I can also tell you that he has already been sitting upright in bed and has good contact with the medical team,” the Minister said.
“The Prime Minister is not only my colleague and my boss, but also my friend. My thoughts are with him and his family.”
Minister of Foreign Affairs Dominic Raab has taken over Johnson’s duties for the time being.