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COVID-19: Boris Johnson Not On Ventilator – Minister

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British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson
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A senior cabinet Minister, Michael Gove has said that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who spent the night in intensive care with a deteriorating case of coronavirus, has been given oxygen but was not placed on a ventilator.

“The prime minister has received some oxygen support but has not been on a ventilator”

“But it was there if needed.”

Boris Johnson, 55, was on Sunday moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.

A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and was receiving excellent care.

A No 10 statement read: “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.

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