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Lockdown restrictions ‘won’t be delayed’ whilst PM in hospital

by LLB Reporter
7th Apr 20 9:58 am

Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister was moved to an intensive care unit (ICU) as his condition has worsened, Downing Street announced.

Foreign Secretary, and First Minister Dominic Raab is to be deputised, as Deputy Prime Minister, a No 10 spokesman said on Monday evening.

Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Gove was asked who makes the decisions over lifting lockdown restrictions, or will it be delayed whilst Johnson is in hospital.

Gove said, “No it won’t be delayed.

“It will be the case that we will take that decision collectively as a Cabinet.

“The person who will chair that Cabinet, the person who will make the final decision, of course, is, as I mentioned earlier, the Foreign Secretary.

“But I think it’s important to recognise, yeah lockdown is painful, it’s difficult.

“It’s particularly difficult if you’re living in circumstances where you don’t have easy access to green space, you’ve maybe got children at home.

“I don’t underestimate how difficult it is, but the Prime Minister’s condition is a terrible and sad reminder of the fact that this disease spreads rapidly, and has a virulence which is frightening.

“So that’s one of the reasons we have this lockdown, so we can slow the spread of the disease and strengthen the NHS.”

The British Prime Minister is “extremely sick” with coronavirus, and a medical expert warns its it most likely he will need a ventilator.

Derek Hill, professor of medical imaging at University College London (UCL) warned that he could be place on a breathing aid called, a continuous positive airway pressure, also known as a CPAP.

The CPAP is less intrusive than a ventilator and bridges the gap between an oxygen mask and being intubated and placed on a ventilator.

The CPAP provides a steady rate of a mix of air and oxygen into the mouth.

Professor Hill warned that most coronavirus patients do “progress to invasive ventilation” which enables people to breathe who are struggling to or cannot.

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