UK UPDATE: Boris Johnson Remains in Intensive Care Unit, Condition ‘Improving, Engaging with Staff’

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition was “improving” Wednesday at an Intensive Care Unit in London while his country suffered its deadliest day yet from the global Coronavirus pandemic.

“Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ‘improving’ after two nights in intensive care with coronavirus, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said. Mr Johnson was now sitting up in bed and ‘engaging positively’ with the clinical team at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, the chancellor added. It comes as a record 938 daily deaths were reported in UK hospitals,” reports the BBC.

“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 said.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the Intensive Care Unit Monday after being admitted to the hospital during his 10 day battle against the Coronavirus.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has coronavirus, has been taken to intensive care

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Boris Johnson moved to intensive care after being admitted to hospital with persistent coronavirus symptoms

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BREAK: @BorisJohnson in intensive care.

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“Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital,” said a spokesperson from the Prime Minister’s office.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.