Politicians from around the world have been sending their messages of support and best wishes for Boris Johnson who was admitted to intensive care recently due to severe symptoms of coronavirus.
Ten days after testing positive for Covid-19, the 55-year-old UK prime minister had been admitted to St Thomas’ hospital in central London and was moved to intensive care on Monday when his symptoms worsened. “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,” a spokesman for the prime minister said in a statement. “The P.M. is receiving excellent care, and thanks all [National Health Service] staff for their hard work and dedication.” According to reports, Johnson is still conscious and was moved to the ICU as a precautionary measure in case he needs a ventilator, as per his office’s statement.
“Thinking of Boris Johnson and his family tonight. Get well soon. You are in great hands and we all want you safe, well and back in 10 Downing Street,” tweeted Johnson’s predecessor as prime minister David Cameron, while Theresa May wrote, “My thoughts and prayers are with Boris Johnson and his family as he continues to receive treatment in hospital. This horrific virus does not discriminate. Anyone can get it. Anyone can spread it. Please #StayHomeSaveLives.”
Sarah, Duchess of York also took to Instagram to share a photo of Johnson captioning it with her wishes for his speedy recovery. “Boris we send the strong words you spoke about in your speech and quote these lines… ‘I, and we, will never take your support for granted. I will make it my mission to work night and day, to work flat-out to prove you right in voting for me.’ We repeat your words back to you with gratitude for your strength for us all and send you healing. Thankfully know, the @nhsengland is the best to help you and so many other people through, who are fighting Covid-19,” she wrote.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 6, 2020
The news also prompted US president Donald Trump to wish Johnson well. “I also want to send best wishes to a very good friend of mine, and a friend to our nation, prime minister Boris Johnson,” said Trump. “We’re very saddened to hear he was taken into intensive care this afternoon, a little while ago.” He added: “And Americans are all praying for his recovery. He’s been a really good friend, he’s been really something very special. Strong, resolute, doesn’t quit, doesn’t give up.”
Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, and senior adviser also tweeted: “My thoughts and prayers are with Boris Johnson and his family. Godspeed Mr Prime Minister!”
Scroll down to see more messages for Johnson from other global leaders.
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau:
Sending my best wishes to Prime Minister @BorisJohnson for a full and speedy recovery. My thoughts are with you and your family right now. Hope to see you back at Number 10 soon.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 6, 2020
French president Emmanuel Macron:
Tout mon soutien à Boris Johnson, à sa famille et au peuple britannique dans ce moment difficile. Je lui souhaite de surmonter cette épreuve rapidement.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) April 6, 2020
Italian president Giuseppe Conte:
My thoughts go to @BorisJohnson and all the British people. I wish you a fast recovery. You have the whole Italian Government's support and my personal one. We are all confident that your Country will get through this difficult time.
— Giuseppe Conte (@GiuseppeConteIT) April 6, 2020
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi:
Hang in there, Prime Minister @BorisJohnson! Hope to see you out of hospital and in perfect health very soon.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 6, 2020
Australian prime minister Scott Morrison:
Get well soon @BorisJohnson. Thinking of you, your family and all our UK friends at this tough time.
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) April 6, 2020
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe:
To my dear friend @BorisJohnson , my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, as you fight for a swift recovery. The people of Japan stand with the British people at this difficult time.
— 安倍晋三 (@AbeShinzo) April 7, 2020