Boris Johnson remains in intensive care but is “improving” and “sitting up in bed” engaging with doctors, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said.
Mr Johnson was initially admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday night after continuing to display COVID-19 symptoms.
Speaking at Downing Street’s daily coronavirus briefing on Wednesday, Mr Sunak said the prime minister was receiving “excellent care” from his NHS team.
“The latest from the hospital is the prime minister remains in intensive care where his condition is improving,” the chancellor said.
I can also tell you that he has been sitting up in bed and engaging positively with the clinical team.
“The prime minister is not only my colleague and my boss but also my friend, and my thoughts are with him and his family.”
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