Prayers for Boris Johnson as he fights coronavirus in ICU

Boris Johnson.
Boris Johnson.
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World leaders and global citizens continue to flood Twitter to wish UK prime minister Boris Johnson a speedy recovery after his condition worsened.

Downing Street released a statement confirming that his Covid-19 symptoms had worsened and that he was taken to an intensive care unit in hospital, TimesLIVE reported.

“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.”

Two weeks ago, Johnson announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus via Twitter. He said he would be working from home as he had developed mild symptoms which included a temperature and persistent cough.

US president Donald Trump conveyed his well wishes during a press briefing on Monday afternoon.

Here's a glimpse of other Twitter reactions:

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