Carrie Symonds sent Boris Johnson pregnancy scans of their unborn baby as he continues to recover from the coronavirus in the hospital.
Symonds, 32, also wrote to the Prime Minister after it was revealed that he was standing in a room in St Thomas ‘, in central London.
Johnson was taking “short walks” in the last major sign of improvement after he left intensive care last night.
He spent time doing sudoku puzzles and watching movies like Lord Of The Rings and Withnail And I, the 1987 comedy with Richard E Grant and Paul McGann.
Carrie Symonds (pictured with her fiancé in March) also wrote to the Prime Minister after it was revealed that he was standing in a room in St Thomas ‘, in central London.
Mr. Johnson spent time doing sudoku puzzles and watching movies like Lord Of The Rings and Withnail And I (photo), the 1987 comedy with Richard E Grant and Paul McGann
A source told The Sun, “It has been a very, very troubling time for Carrie. She urged Boris to heal her unborn child.
Earlier, it appeared that the PM had signaled his “gratitude” to NHS staff while he was out of intensive care. But No10 noted that Mr. Johnson was just “starting his recovery” – downplaying the idea that he was working soon.
A Downing Street spokesperson said, “The Prime Minister has been able to take short walks, between rest periods, as part of the care he receives to assist in his recovery.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today, Stanley Johnson (photo) said, “I think this is all pretty simple now, he has to rest.”
“He spoke to his doctors and thanked the entire clinical team for the incredible care he received. His thoughts are with the people affected by this terrible disease.
Prime Minister’s father Stanley warned this morning that he would need time to recover before he “took over the government”.
Confirming that Mr Johnson was now in a general ward at St Thomas Hospital in central London, his spokesperson insisted that there was no timetable for him to resume his work. functions.
“The PM is starting to recover. Such decisions will be made on the advice of his medical team, “said the spokesperson.
“The PM is extremely grateful for the care he receives from NHS staff.
“I was told that he thanked all the nurses and doctors he saw as he was transferred from the intensive care unit to the ward.
“The hospital said he was in a very good mood last night and I think that was definitely the case. “
Asked if Mr. Johnson was waving because he couldn’t speak, the spokesperson added, “The Prime Minister likes to thank people by making friendly gestures and I am sure it was the same thing in this case. “
The ministers speculated that it could take weeks for Johnson to resume operations.
Stanley Johnson said “relief is the right word” and admitted that his son had almost “taken one for the team”.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4 Today, Stanley said, “To use this American expression, he almost took one for the team. We have to make sure that we play the game correctly now.
“I think it is all pretty simple now, he has to rest, if I understand correctly …
“I don’t think you can say he came out of the woods now. It must take time.
“I don’t know the details, but I can’t believe you can get away from it and go straight back to Downing Street and take the reins without a readjustment period.” But it’s just me speaking as a layman.
The last time the Prime Minister was seen in person, not in a Zoom call, last week, he appeared at the door of No. 11 to applaud caregivers.
Mr. Johnson is said to have called his pregnant fiancée Carrie Symonds immediately after his transfer. Ms. Symonds was isolated on the couple’s Camberwell property.
The Prime Minister went into solitary confinement after being tested positive for coronavirus two weeks ago, and was taken to hospital on Sunday after his symptoms had not abated.
He was then dramatically transferred to intensive care on Monday evening after seeing a deterioration in his condition – No10 being forced to deny that he was ventilated or suffering from pneumonia.
The announcement that Mr. Johnson had been transferred to a service came only hours after Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, who had replaced him when he was incapacitated, said that he was doing “Positive advances” in its treatment.
Last night, a No. 10 spokesperson said, “The Prime Minister was transferred from intensive care tonight to the ward, where he will be closely monitored during the first phase of his recovery.
“He is in a very good mood. “
However, the likelihood of a long absence from Mr. Johnson as he recovers will fuel fears of a power vacuum at the heart of government.
Although Mr. Raab is a deputy, he does not have all the powers of a Prime Minister and some argue that major decisions regarding the foreclosure are delayed in the hope that Mr. Johnson may be involved.
Carrie Symonds posted a photo of a rainbow on Twitter last night with cheering emoji while participating in the “Clap for Carers” campaign
What are Boris Johnson’s recovery prospects?
The Prime Minister was withdrawn from intensive care last night at St Thomas’s hospital in central London, a sign that his condition is improving.
Number 10 says Boris Johnson, 55, is just beginning his recovery and the ministers warned that it could take weeks before he is back in action.
Since there is no specific treatment for coronavirus, different patients may have longer recovery times, it depends on the health of a person and whether or not there are underlying health problems that may prolong its recovery time, such as pulmonary or respiratory disorders.
The NHS says it “may take time” for patients who have been in intensive care to return to their “normal selves” and there may be “persistent problems”.
The footage shows the Prime Minister’s changing appearance as his battle with the coronaviruses progresses. He is pictured on the left on March 17 and weeks later on April 1 after catching the virus.
A patient who recovered from the virus said he spent six days on oxygen before being released from the hospital. Craig Farley-Jones said he saw people around him die while receiving treatment and said that many appeared to have no “physical pain”.
He said the NHS had informed him during his treatment that all that could be done was to eliminate any infection that could accompany the virus.
He said he suffered from high temperature, nausea and exhaustion. He was treated with antibiotics for a secondary infection and also lost weight due to loss of appetite.
Craig Farley-Jones (photo) spent six days at Tameside General Hospital last week while fighting Covid-19
But it does signal to patients that returning to a normal hospital ward is a “big step” on the road to recovery, offering hope that the PM is on the mend.
Data gathered by NHS hospitals in England shows that around half of COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care die.
The most recent report – based on data from almost 2,300 patients – showed that 346 had died and 344 had been discharged. The rest were still being treated.
The chances of survival are even lower for patients who need to be ventilated for their bodies to function within the first 24 hours of arrival.
For example, the figures suggest that 70% of patients in this critical position die, compared to 30% who occur the first day without it.
But Mr. Johnson did not need advanced breathing assistance, and some experts say it was likely that he was admitted as a precaution.
Other doctors said there was “no doubt” that the PM was “extremely sick” and that he went to the hospital because he had difficulty breathing.
While speculation remains about the UK’s effectiveness in treating the coronavirus, scientists and health experts have discussed various drugs that could be used to fight the disease.
My Johnson is being treated at St Thomas Hospital, a central London hospital, involved in major trials of experimental drugs in COVID-19 patients.
The drugs – including promising antimalarial hydroxychloroquine – have been approved by regulatory authorities for clinical trials only.
Other candidates tested in Britain include the combination of HIV drugs lopinavir and ritonavir, as well as the experimental Ebola virus remdesivir.
Hydroxychloroquine, sold under the brand name Plaquenil, can treat COVID-19
Hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug, is a treatment that US President Donald Trump has frequently mentioned, the drug has not yet been tested for the effective treatment of the virus, but Mr. Trump has told American citizens what you need lose it, take it. “
One doctor, Dr. Daniel Sterman, said, “It doesn’t mean it can be used for malaria that it can be used for coronavirus.”
Another medicine that could also be used is lopinavir / ritonavir. The drug is currently being used as an anti-HIV drug for people living with the virus to prevent it from turning into AIDS. Chinese media have reported that it was used to cure coronaviruses, but it has not been scientifically proven.
Interferon beta-1b / SNG001 is a drug that is still in development and orchestrates the body’s antiviral responses. Laboratory studies have shown that IFN-beta can protect cells from infection with a range of respiratory viruses.
These include the MERS and SARS coronavirus strains, leaving scientists to expect IFN-beta to also protect against the COVID-19 strain.
Another investigational drug that is being considered for use in patients with coronavirus is remdesivir. The steroid is used to treat allergies and asthma, as well as certain types of cancer. No studies have yet shown that dexamethasone can treat SARS-CoV-2 – but it has been tested in patients with MERS and SARS, two different coronaviruses.
Data from the National Critical Care Research and Audit Center also shows that the survival rate for adults aged 50 to 69 is better than half (54%).
Last night’s Sun revealed that when he left the intensive care unit, Johnson first thought of calling Ms. Symonds and the other members of his immediate family.
The birth of her child with Carrie Symonds, 32, is also just a few weeks away, and the couple have been separated since their isolation on March 27.
The journey of Boris Johnson’s coronavirus
Early last month, Boris Johnson appeared on television during the day shaking hands with presenters of This Morning before attending various events.
This is how it went for the Prime Minister last month.
3rd of March: Said at a press conference that he was in a hospital where coronavirus patients were being treated and were shaking hands
March 5: Appears this morning and shakes hands with the presenters
March 6: Welsh scientists and MPs meet
8 March: Flood defenses study in the town of Bewdley, Worcestershire
March 9: Meet and shake hands with Anthony Joshua at an event
March 10: Tells British people to stop shaking hands
March 11: Talk about social distancing
12th of March: Johnson says preventing mass gatherings is not an effective way to fight coronaviruses
March 16: He advises against mass gatherings in the U-turn policy – effectively canceling all sporting and other events
The 17th of March: Interview on the importance of social distancing during a briefing with Chancellor Rishi Sunak and chief scientific director Patrick Vallance
March 18: Speaks to Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons and announces that all schools will be closed
March 19: Says UK can ‘turn the tide’ in fighting coronavirus within 12 weeks
March 20th: Farm pubs, restaurants and theaters
March 21st: Daily update of coronaviruses in the Cabinet room
March 22: Press briefing with Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick and Assistant Chief Medical Officer of Health Jenny Harries
March 23: Orders a UK-wide lockout with people invited to stay at home in a special TV address
March 24: Host weekly Cabinet meeting remotely
March 25: Address Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons and Address Queen Elizabeth II by Telephone
March 26: Holds a video call with other G20 leaders and later joins in national applause for NHS staff
March 27: Reveals that it has tested positive for Covid-19
April 2: PM comes out of isolation
April 3: Urge people to stay at home
April 5: He is admitted to the hospital as a precaution
April 6: Passed to intensive care
April 9: Leaves intensive care but must move to a ward to be monitored
Last night, Ms. Symonds went to Twitter where she posted a photo of a rainbow.
Along with the photo, she added cheering emojis as the nation took to the streets on Thursday for Clap for Carers.
One of the last times the Prime Minister was seen in person, and not in a zoom, was when he stood at the door of No. 11 last week to participate in Clap for Carers.
Thoughts will now turn to how long Mr. Johnson could stay in the hospital before he is well enough to play a full role in government again.
Another tumultuous day in the fight against the coronavirus:
Britain had another bleak day in its coronavirus crisis today, as authorities recorded an additional 953 deaths in the countries of origin, bringing the growing number of victims in the UK to 8,931 .
This was more than the 881 death figure released yesterday.
Foreign Minister and First Secretary of State Raab started the daily press conference on Thursday by saying, “May I start with an update on the Prime Minister – he is still in intensive care but he continues to take positive steps and he is in good spirits. ‘
But he confirmed that he had not spoken to Mr. Johnson since taking office. When asked if they had been in touch, he replied, “Not yet. It is important, especially during intensive care, that he can focus on his recovery.
Raab chaired a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee on Thursday afternoon, which indicated that the foreclosure would continue for weeks on end despite growing fears about the economic crisis.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs called on the public to continue to follow the rules of social distancing during his daily briefing on Downing Street, insisting that there will be no more information on the changes to the draconian restrictions until until at least the end of next week.
In a clear message, Mr. Raab – alternate to Boris Johnson – said that the disease should not “kill more people and hurt our country”. “We haven’t finished yet. We have to keep going, ”he said.
Downing Street on Thursday morning had relayed more positive signs about the Prime Minister’s health, saying he had had a “good night” although he was still receiving oxygen.
“The PM has had a good night and continues to improve in intensive care in St Thomas. He is in a good mood, ”said his spokesperson.
However, there is no indication that Johnson will be able to take part in decisions about the epidemic ravaging the country after No. 10 confirmed on Wednesday that he is not working.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said in a series of earlier interviews that the Prime Minister is doing “reasonably well”.
He told BBC Breakfast this morning, “He is stable, getting better, sitting and talking to medical staff.
“I have known the Prime Minister for a long time and wish him well in this difficult time and I think things are improving for him. “
Asked whether the PM will be able to make a decision on the lock himself next week, Dowden told BBC Radio 4 Today: “He is in stable condition, he seems to be doing quite well, he was seated and engaged with the medical staff.
“But we have a well-established mechanism for Prime Minister Dominic Raab to take the place of the Prime Minister in chairing these meetings, he will chair Cobra and he will chair relevant decisions. It’s just a matter of going through an appropriate process, which is why we’re waiting for next week.
When the virus first spread to the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister was still visiting hospitals. Many of them treated patients with coronavirus.
On March 3, he said at a press conference, “I was in the hospital the other night where I think there were actually a few patients with coronavirus and I shook hands with everyone, you’ll be glad to know, and I keep shaking my hand. “
Then, a few days later, on March 5, he shook hands with Mr. Schofield and Ms. Willoughby when he appeared this morning to reassuring the British that he would “feed the country” during the coronavirus epidemic to prevent panic shoppers from looting supermarket shelves and storing food.
He later hosted a reception for International Women’s Day at Downing Street with MP Nadine Dorries – who would become the Prime Minister to contract Covid-19.
The next day, March 6, he met scientists during a visit to a test laboratory at Bedford Technology Park. He was later photographed shaking hands with Byron Davies as he arrived at the Welsh Conservative Party conference at Llangollen Hall.
Three days later, on March 9, he attempted to shake the hand of a bishop at Westminster Abbey before stopping while in the Commonwealth Service.
But later, he shakes hands with heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua.
On March 10, he informed the British that people should stop shaking hands to encourage others to wash their hands more often.
Two days later, on March 12, Johnson says preventing mass gatherings is not an effective way to fight coronaviruses, but in a U-turn on March 16, he advises against mass gatherings, effectively canceling all sporting events.
The next day, March 17, he spoke of the importance of social isolation, and a day later announced that all schools would be closed.
On March 19, he said that the tide could be activated against the virus within 12 weeks, the next day, he imposed the closure of all pubs, bars and restaurants.
On March 23, he ordered a UK-wide foreclosure and began organizing remote cabinet meetings.
But on March 25, he then spoke in person in the House of Commons. On the same day, he spoke to the Queen by phone before making a video call with other G20 leaders and later joined in national applause for NHS staff on March 26.
On March 27, he announced that he had tested positive for the virus, but he continues to work from home, chairing cabinet meetings and posting press releases on social media.
In a video message on Twitter, he said, “I work from home and I isolate myself and it is absolutely the right thing to do.
“But do not doubt that I can continue, thanks to the magic of modern technology, to communicate with all my best team to lead the national fight against the coronavirus.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock also announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19, while chief medical officer Chris Whitty said he had symptoms of the disease and that he self -isolated.
Some have questioned why the Prime Minister had adopted a standstill approach to government after locking out the rest of the UK, with Johnson accused of failing to follow his own advice.
The House of Commons continued to sit, with Cabinet meetings and daily media briefings taking place in the first weeks of March.
Three days later, number 10 confirms that Dominic Cummings, Johnson’s chief counselor, self-isolates after developing coronavirus-like symptoms.
The next day, Mr. Johnson tweeted a picture of the very first Cabinet meeting held entirely online.
Johnson is seen in person on April 2 as he leaves No.11 Downing Street to cheer on caregivers.
He said to those outside, “I’m not really allowed to go out, I’m just here. “
The next day, he asked people to stay home and save lives because he was still suffering from a temperature.
He urged people not to break social distancing rules as the weather warms up, even if they go a little crazy.
On April 4, Mr. Johnson’s pregnant fiancee, Carrie Symonds, 32, said she was on the mend after suffering from symptoms of coronavirus.
Shortly after the PM’s announcement on March 27, Mrs. Symonds – who usually lives with him in apartment # 11 – shared a photo of herself isolating herself in Camberwell, south London, with the couple’s dog Dilyn.
A few days later, on April 5, he was hospitalized for tests. The next day, No. 10 announced that he was in intensive care.
On April 6, Mr. Johnson tweeted, “Last night, on the advice of my doctor, I went to the hospital for routine tests because I am still suffering from symptoms of coronavirus. I am in a good mood and keep in touch with my team as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe.
“I want to thank all of the brilliant NHS staff who take care of me and others during these difficult times. You are the best in Britain.
“Stay safe everyone, and don’t forget to stay home to protect the NHS and save lives. “
A few hours later, Downing Street said that the Prime Minister’s condition had worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he had been transferred to the hospital’s intensive care unit.
Downing Street said on April 7 that PM’s condition remained “stable” and that he was in “good spirits” after his first night in intensive care, but should remain there for “close monitoring” .
However, concerns have been expressed about the number of decisions his deputy Dominic Raab is authorized to make, as the Minister of Foreign Affairs has suggested that the planned review of the country’s foreclosure restrictions should not continue.
Downing Street later confirmed that the test would take place after the PM’s three-week deadline.
The following day, the Prime Minister is said to have “responded to treatment” after a second night in intensive care.
Downing Street said it remained in stable condition.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said later at the daily coronavirus press conference that Mr. Johnson was still in intensive care, but was sitting in bed and in touch with his clinical team.
Today, after having a “good night” in intensive care, Downing Street said that the Prime Minister’s condition “continues to improve.”
At the daily coronavirus press conference, Raab, who had previously chaired a meeting of the Cobra committee, said he had not spoken to the Prime Minister since taking office.
“We in government have covered this,” he said, adding, “I have all the authority I need to make the right decisions – whether by chairing cabinet updates , by chairing Cobra or in fact the morning meetings of senior ministers. ‘
Downing Street said tonight that Johnson had been transferred from intensive care to St. Thomas.