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Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-04-09T21:39:00+00:00
Boris Johnson leaves intensive care, remains under observation

Prime Minister Boris Johnson left intensive care on Thursday evening as he continues to recover from COVID-19, but he remains under close observation in hospital, his office said on Thursday. "The prime minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery," a spokesman from his office said in an emailed statement. "He is in extremely good spirits."

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-04-09T04:08:07+00:00
Johnson 'improving' as he fights COVID-19 in intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition is improving and he is able to sit up in bed and engage with clinical staff, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday as Johnson remained in intensive care battling COVID-19. "The latest from the hospital is that the prime minister remains in intensive care where his condition is improving," Sunak said at a daily government coronavirus news conference.

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-04-08T07:41:15+00:00
Boris Johnson stable after second night in intensive care battling COVID-19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care and was in a stable condition after receiving oxygen support for COVID-19 complications while his foreign minister directs the country's battle against the outbreak. "He is comfortable, he's stable, he's in good spirits," Edward Argar, a junior health minister, said on Wednesday. "While he's had oxygen, he hasn't been on a ventilator."

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-04-07T23:38:22+00:00
Boris Johnson, battling coronavirus, set for second night in intensive care

The prime minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson is receiving oxygen support but is stable, in good spirits and breathing without assistance, said Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is standing in Johnson, adding that he had not needed mechanical ventilation.

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-04-06T19:27:16+00:00
Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care

After being admitted to a London hospital the prime minister of the United Kingdom has been moved to an intensive care unit as his condition worsens following his infection with the coronavirus.

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-04-05T21:14:08+00:00
Boris Johnson admitted to hospital over virus symptoms

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests with "persistent symptoms" - including a temperature. Johnson tested positive for Coronavirus 10 days ago and has been in self isolation ever since. For the moment, the prime minister will remain in charge of the government, but the foreign secretary is expected to chair a coronavirus meeting on Monday morning.

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-03-27T11:47:39+00:00
Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for Coronavirus

Boris Johnson has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The British Prime Minister revealed the news in a self-filmed video posted on his Twitter account. Johnson said, "I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus."

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-03-26T00:12:03+00:00
Julian Assange denied bail by London court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was denied bail on Wednesday after his defense lawers argued a release from Belmarsh Prison in London would mitigate his "high risk" of catching coronavirus.
Assange's lawyer, Edward Fitzgerald, told Westminster Magistrates Court Assange has prior chest and tooth infections and osteoporis, placing him at a higher risk from the virus.
However, Judge Vannessa Baraitser rejected the arguments, arguing that based on Assange's prior conduct, there are "substantial grounds" to believe that if released he would not return to face extradition hearing. "As matters stand today, this global pandemic does not, as of itself, yet provide grounds for Mr Assange’s release," she said.

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-03-25T22:58:12+00:00
London's ExCeL conference centre to house 'Nightingale' field hospital

The ExCeL Conference Centre in London's East End is being transformed into a temporary hospital with the capacity for up to 4,000 beds as part of the UK's efforts to fight the Coronavirus outbreak. Named the 'Nightingale Hospital', the halls of the 100,000m² facility — which normally house large exhibitions and trade shows — will initially hold around 500 beds with oxygen and ventilators, with capacity for more spaces and equipment as they become available.

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-03-25T11:06:34+00:00
Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, tests positive for Coronavirus

Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for the Coronavirus. A spokesperson said that the prince is showing mild symptoms but is otherwise in good health. His wife, Camilla, tested negative.

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-03-24T07:28:25+00:00
United Kingdom goes into lockdown

In a televised address to the nation on monday evening, prime minister Boris Johnson informed the public of a lockdown starting monday night. Public spaces will be closed and people will only be allowed to leave their homes for grocery shopping, one form of exercise per day and if travel to work can´t be avoided. The lockdown will last for at least three weeks, after which the government will reexamine the situation.

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-03-21T21:13:09+00:00
London has rented 300 hotel rooms so homeless people can self-isolate

In order to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that 300 hotel rooms have been secured to give homeless people a place to self-isolate. All rooms are booked for 12 weeks and an operation to bring homeless people in has already started. The project is supported by the British government.