LONDON

After passing a “stable overnight” in intensive care, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now “in good spirits,” a Downing Street statement said Tuesday afternoon.

Johnson went into intensive care yesterday after his situation deteriorated with persistent coronavirus symptoms.

“The prime minister has been stable overnight and remains in good spirits,” a spokesman for Johnson told a press briefing. “He is receiving standard oxygen treatment and breathing without any other assistance. He has not required mechanical ventilation or non-invasive respiratory support.

“We are confident that the prime minister is receiving the best possible care from the health service. Any

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