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Coronavirus: Doctors’ lives at risk in UK over PPE shortages, says BMA

A doctors’ union has said many of its members are still not getting the protective equipment they need to treat patients with coronavirus. The British Medical Association (BMA) said doctors were putting their lives at risk. On Friday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there was enough kit for everyone and unveiled a plan for addressing shortages.The UK recorded 980 hospital ...

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Boris Johnson now able to go on “short walks” at hospital

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been able to go on short walks, between periods of rest, “as part of the care he is receiving to aid his recovery,” a Downing Street spokesperson said on Friday. “He has spoken to his doctors and thanks the whole clinical team for the incredible care he has received,” the spokesperson said. “His thoughts ...

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Father says Boris Johnson likely out of action for a while

British Prime minister Boris Johnson needs time to recover from the new coronavirus and is unlikely to be back at work soon, his father said Friday, as millions of Britons began an Easter holiday weekend in lockdown. The 55-year-old U.K. leader spent three nights in the intensive care unit at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London after his COVID-19 symptoms worsened. ...

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Tulip Siddiq reappointed shadow early years minister

British parliamentarian Tulip Siddiq has once again been appointed as shadow minister of early years, as part of a reshuffle following the election of new Labour leader Kier Starmer. Siddiq previously served in the position following Tracy Brabin’s promotion to shadow culture secretary and previously served in the same role between 2016 and 2017. Siddiq has also previously served as ...

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UK’s Johnson out of intensive care as his condition improves

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved out of intensive care Thursday at the London hospital where he is being treated for the new coronavirus, as his government told Britons to prepare for several more weeks in lockdown. Johnson had been in the ICU at St. Thomas’ Hospital since Monday after his symptoms of COVID-19 worsened. Johnson’s office said he ...

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Britain’s Johnson ‘improving’ but remains in intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition was said to be “improving” on Wednesday, as he spent a third day in intensive care battling the coronavirus. The disease has struck at the heart of the British government, infected more than 60,000 people across nationwide and killed over 7,000, with another record daily toll reported on Wednesday. “The latest from the hospital ...

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COVID-19 death toll exceeds 7,000 in UK, 60,733 cases confirmed

Photo : The advertising board at Piccadilly Circus displays a message showing gratitude towards London’s key workers, in London, Britain. The death toll of those hospitalized in Britain who tested positive for the novel coronavirus reached 7,097 as of Tuesday afternoon, a record daily increase of 938 since the outbreak began, the Department of Health and Social Care said Wednesday. ...

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Boris Johnson is sitting up on bed

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who remains in intensive care with Covid-19, “has been sitting up in bed and engaging positively with the clinical team,” Chancellor Rishi Sunak said. The prime minister’s situation is improving. “The news about the prime minister reminds us how indiscriminate this virus is,” Sunak added.

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Coronavirus: UK PM Boris Johnson spends 2nd night in ICU

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is spending a second night in intensive care as he continues to receive treatment for coronavirus. The PM is being kept at St Thomas’ Hospital in London “for close monitoring”, Downing Street said.Johnson’s condition is “stable” and he remains in “good spirits”, his spokesman added on Tuesday evening. Downing Street also confirmed that the planned ...

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UK’s Johnson is stable in ICU with virus, received oxygen

Photo : In this file image taken from video of the TWITTER/@BorisJohnson on Friday April 3, 2020, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks from self isolation which he has been in since contracting coronavirus, Friday April 3, 2020.   British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in stable condition Tuesday in a hospital intensive care unit with the coronavirus, and while ...

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