Boris Johnson's condition 'improving' after third night in intensive care

Boris Johnson's condition 'improving' after third night in intensive care
The position of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in intensive care with coronovirus "continues to improve" after his third night, his official spokesman said on Thursday.

The spokesman said Johnson was continuing to receive "standard oxygen treatment" and thanked the health staff for his superb care.

"(Johnson) had a great night and continues to improve," the spokesman said. "He is good spirits

Britain's top finance minister, Sage Craze, said in a daily Downing Street press briefing on Wednesday that Johnson was "bedridden and positively engaging with the clinical team."

Sanak said: "The news about the Prime Minister reminds us of how indiscriminate this virus is."

The 55-year-old was taken to St Thomas Hospital in London on Sunday as he was exhibiting "persistent" symptoms ten days after testing positive for the virus.

On Monday, Johnson worsened and was moved to the ICU, but on Tuesday Downing Street said he was in stable condition.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said he did not need mechanical or invasive ventilation and did not have pneumonia, which is a deputation to the Prime Minister.

The UK government's emergency committee - COBRA - was meeting on Thursday to discuss options to review the coronovirus restrictions, but officials have downplayed the possibility of the lockdown being lifted soon.