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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly receiving “standard oxygen treatment” as he continued Tuesday under care for the novel coronavirus in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, where he was initially admitted for “tests” Sunday evening.

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Johnson’s spokesperson said the prime minister’s condition is stable; he is not on a ventilator, is breathing without assistance and “remains in good spirits.” Nor does he have pneumonia, the spokesperson said.

The prime minister was taken to the hospital ten days after he first tested positive for COVID-19. At that time he entered self-quarantine at home, telling Britons it was important to follow the instructions of the nation’s medical personnel and unite to fight the pandemic.

Johnson’s personal physician decided this past weekend to admit him for tests after the symptoms of the virus had not subsided and the fever and coughing persisted.

Within 24 hours of admission, Johnson’s condition was reported to have worsened and he was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he and the entire nation of Israel were praying for the speedy and full recovery of “our friend British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.”

“I ask on behalf of all of you to send our best wishes to our friend, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is currently battling the disease,” Netanyahu added during his address to the nation on Monday to share the latest government updates in dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.