Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak says Johnson is ‘improving’ and ‘sitting up in bed’

The chancellor has said Boris Johnson remains in intensive care but his condition is ‘improving’ as he is able to sit up in bed and engage with doctors. The prime minister was moved to ICU at St Thomas’ hospital in London on Monday night, more than a week after he tested positive for Covid-19
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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Government suspends long-standing economic strategy amid COVID-19 recession | ABC News
  • Matt Hancock: ‘Everybody to download NHS Covid-19 app’
  • Missouri governor tests positive for COVID-19
  • Starmer: ‘Testing is near collapse’
  • BREAKING: Download NHS contact-tracing app to ‘make the country a safer place’
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