Boris Johnson. File
Gulf Today Report
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition was said to be "improving" on Wednesday, as he spent a third day in intensive care battling the coronavirus.
Johnson was now "sitting up in bed and engaging positively with the clinical team", Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said.
Sunak said Mr Johnson was "receiving excellent care from the NHS team at St Thomas."
"The Prime Minister is not only my colleague and my boss but also my friend and my thoughts are with him and his family," he added.
Earlier, Johnson's spokesman said that he was "responding to treatment" while being kept at hospital for close monitoring" and remained clinically stable.
The disease has struck at the heart of the British government, infected more than 60,000 people across nationwide and killed over 7,000.
Johnson was admitted to St Thomas' on Sunday, on the advice of his doctor, after continuing to have a cough and high temperature 10 days after testing positive for the virus. He was given oxygen before being taken to intensive care on Monday.
As a poll for the Observer newspaper indicated growing dissatisfaction with Johnson's handling of the crisis, he wrote in the Mail on Sunday paper: "I understand that people will feel frustrated with some of the new rules."
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday will continue his self-quarantine after displaying mild symptoms of coronavirus including temperature, following a week of staying at home and working remotely.
The novel coronavirus outbreak, the worst health crisis since the 1918 influenza pandemic, has left governments across the world grappling with stressed populations, a stalled global economy and overloaded health services.
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