Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has thanked NHS health workers for the “selfless dedication” whilst we are in “testing times.”
In a rare statement, released on Tuesday morning the Monarch said, “On the occasion of World Health Day, I want to thank all those working in the healthcare profession for your selfless commitment and diligence as you undertake vitally important roles to protect and improve the health and well-being of people across the commonwealth, and around the world.
“In testing times, we often observe that the best of human spirit comes to the fore; the dedication to service of countless nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers, in these most challenging of circumstances, is an example to us all.
“My family and I send our enduring appreciation and good wishes.”
The statement comes as Boris Johnson is in an intensive care unit (ICU), at Thomas’ Hospital in central London, fighting for his life.
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.
The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is to be deputised, as Deputy Prime Minister, a No 10 spokesman said on Monday evening.
Raab said on Monday evening, “The Prime Minister is in safe hands with that brilliant team at St Thomas’ hospital, and the focus of the government will continue to be on making sure that the Prime Minister’s direction, all the plans for making sure that we can defeat coronavirus and can pull the country through this challenge, will be taken forward.”