On Tuesday (April 7), former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, expressed his best wishes for Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was moved to an intensive care unit on Monday (April 6). “It’s very worrying news”, he added.
Cameron described Johnson as “a very tough, very resilient, very fit person” as he remembered facing him in a tennis court in 2012.
The former Prime Minister also said he was hoping for Johnson to get back to Downing Street “where I know he wants to be and where we all want him to be”.
Johnson was moved to an intensive care at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, on Monday after receiving oxygen support for serious COVID-19 complications while his foreign minister took over the helm of government as the outbreak accelerated.
The upheaval of Johnson’s personal battle with the virus has shaken the government just as the United Kingdom enters what scientists say will be the most deadly phase of the pandemic, which has killed 5,655 people in Britain and 74,087 worldwide.
Johnson, 55, was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital across the River Thames from the House of Commons late on Sunday (April 5) after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms, including a high temperature and a cough, for more than 10 days.
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