LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson battled intensive care against coronavirus on Tuesday, raising serious questions about his health, with the nation reporting the highest daily death toll.
“The Prime Minister’s condition is stable and he remains in intensive care for close monitoring. He is in good spirits,” his official spokesman said in an update sent around 1800GMT, almost 24 hours since he was admitted to intensive care.
He said earlier that the 55-year-old leader provided “natural oxygen therapy and respiration without any other help” and didn’t need a ventilator.
Johnson becomes the highest-profile official in government to get diagnosed with COVID-19 and help messages poured in from around Britain and the globe.
On Monday evening, he was admitted to intensive care and asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputy him “where possible” and placed him in charge effectively.