British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has spent the second night in the intensive care unit, is in a stable condition after COVID-19 illness, officials said on Wednesday.
Johnson, 55, who was diagnosed with the new coronavirus disease COVID-19 at the end of March, was hospitalized on Sunday and transferred to the intensive care unit on Monday.
The Prime Minister has received oxygen therapy but has not been connected to a lung ventilator, and Foreign Minister Dominik Raab has expressed confidence that Johnson will soon recover and return to work.
“He feels comfortable, he is stable, he is in good spirits,” said Edward Argar, the Minister of State at the Ministry of Health.
While Johnson is fighting COVID-19 at the hospital, Britain has entered a phase that scientists have described as the most dangerous phase of the new coronavirus outbreak.
The government is discussing how long Britain can afford to maintain the measures taken to control COVID-19 and the economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis.
Johnson has entrusted part of his duties to Raab, who was appointed Secretary of State less than a year ago, but all major decisions, including the lifting of the quarantine regime, will require government support.
“I am sure he will endure, because if there is one thing I know about this prime minister, he is a fighter and he will soon be back at the helm, leading us through this crisis,” Raab said on Tuesday.