British PM Boris Johnson, who has coronavirus, transferred out of ICU

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April 09, 2020 - 2:30 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was transferred to the ICU Monday, following an earlier hospitalization with  coronavirus, has moved out the unit, according to his office.

“The Prime Minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery," a spokesman said.

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab, who had assumed many of Johnson's duties, had said Tuesday, Johnson "remains stable overnight and he is receiving standard oxygen treatment and breathing without any assistance."

Raab said he's "confident that [Johnson> will pull through, because if there's one thing I know about this Prime Minister, he's a fighter."

On Monday, Johnson's office said he was transferred to the ICU because, "Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the prime minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the intensive care unit at the hospital."