Boris Johnson’s coronavirus symptoms have worsened to the point of the Prime Minister now being admitted to intensive care.
On advice of his medical team, the Prime Minister was moved to intensive care earlier yesterday evening at NHS St Thomas.
At time of writing, the PM has not been put on a ventilator.
Yesterday afternoon, the Prime Minister had tweeted:
“Last night, 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.”
A statement from number 10 said:
“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 the afternoon (Monday), 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 is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.”
Being in the ICU means that a ventilator will be administered to the PM if his condition further deteriorates.
Late yesterday evening, Donald Trump is said to have sent medicines to the PM.
The President of the USA does not name the companies involved but gave the following statement:
“Well it’s a very, it’s a very complex treatment of things that they’ve just recently developed, and that they have a lot of experience with something else but recently for this.”
“And, they’ve already concurred. They’ve had meetings with the doctors, and we’ll see whether or not they want to go that route.”
“But when you’re in intensive care it’s a big deal. So, they’re there and they’re ready.”
As reported by the Guardian, Trump claims he is working with the Food and Drug Administration.
Seriously ill coronavirus patients in the US were provided with hydroxychloroquine.
However, the drug has potentially life-threatening side effects being able to stop the heart.