Boris Johnson does not have coronavirus pneumonia and isn't on a ventilator

Boris Johnson does not have coronavirus pneumonia and isn't on a ventilator
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  • calendar-gray 07 April 2020

Boris Johnson has not been diagnosed with pneumonia and is not on a ventilator, despite being in intensive care with coronavirus, his spokesman said today, APA reports citing Mirror.

The Prime Minister's official spokesman insisted he was "stable" and in "good spirits" some 17 hours after he was taken to the critical unit at St Thomas' Hospital.

Sources claimed he had received a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) breathing aid, amid fears he may contract pneumonia or have to be fully ventilated.

No10 admit his condition "worsened" last night after he was admitted to the London hospital with a cough and fever on Sunday.

But asked if the PM had pneumonia - which indicates the most critical complications from Covid-19 - his spokesman said "That is not the case, no."

The spokesman added not only had the PM not been on a ventilator at this stage, he had also not received "non-invasive" oxygen, thought to include CPAP.

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