COVID-19: UK PM Boris Johnson's Condition Worsens, Moved To Intensive Care

COVID-19: UK PM Boris Johnson's Condition Worsens, Moved To Intensive Care

The coronavirus outbreak has taken a massive toll on the entire world. As of today, a total of 1,347,566 have tested positive while 74,780 people have lost their lives across the globe. Nobody is immune to getting infected--whether you are rich or poor. Last month, the UK's Prince Charles, who is the heir to the throne, tested positive for the virus, giving us all a reality check--if he isn't safe, nobody is.

Just a few days after Prince Charles' diagnosis, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson also tested positive for the deadly virus. And while the former has recovered well, Johnson isn't doing so well. According to Downing Street, Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his symptoms "worsened". The spokesman added that he was moved on the advice of his medical team and was receiving "excellent care".

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Johnson, 55, was admitted to hospital in London with "persistent symptoms" on Sunday evening. According to a BBC report, the British PM was being administered oxygen on Monday afternoon before being moved to intensive care.

Boris Johnson had tweeted that he was in good spirits after spending a night in the hospital just hours before being admitted to the ICU.

"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," he said.

Johnson also previously sent out a tweet thanking the UK's National Health Service (NHS) for taking care of him and others during the time of the pandemic.

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Ever since Johnson was diagnosed on March 26, he had been quarantined in his Downing Street residence. He is the first known head of government to test positive for COIVD-19.

Meanwhile in India, the spread of the virus has been spiking after an alarming rate. So far, a total of 4,426 people have tested positive, while 114 people have succumbed to the deadly virus. Let's do our bit to flatten the curve by staying indoors and donating to those in need.

Featured Image: BBC

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