Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson has been receiving oxygen support for Coronavirus in intensive care, a senior member of the Cabinet has disclosed.
Micheal Gove, identified as a Cabinet Office minister said in an interview with the BBC that the Prime Minister was “not on a ventilator” but had “received oxygen support.”
Micheal Gove told BBC Radio 4’s Today program that Boris Johnson was “receiving the very best care” at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, after being taken into intensive care unit as his coronavirus symptoms “worsened” on Monday night.
“And of course, one of the reasons for being in intensive care is to make sure that whatever support the medical team consider to be appropriate can be provided,” Gove said.
After the interview, Gove went into self-isolation after a family member began displaying symptoms of the coronavirus. Give is the latest in a long line of British government ministers and advisers to be forced into isolation.