The Sun: Boris Johnson Talks about His Life Threatening Battle against COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has wrought havoc across the world, infecting and killing people in almost every country. The pandemic has shown no signs of stopping, and several notable names have contracted it too.

One of those is Boris Johnson, the Prime minister of the United Kingdom. In a recent interview with The Sun, the Prime Minister shared his experience with the pandemic.

Recall that Boris tested positive for the virus early last month. He announced his positive diagnosis in a viral video at the time, but he eventually took a turn for the worse. Soon enough, reports confirmed that his condition had deteriorated. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressing the nation from 10 Downing Street, London, on March 23, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images

Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressing the nation from 10 Downing Street, London, on March 23, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images

Things got so bad that Boris had to go into the intensive care unit at St. Thomas' Hospital in London. He vacated his official duties for the meanwhile, as he focused on getting better and returning to work. 

In this recent interview, Boris explained that the doctors had to administer several oxygen liters to keep him alive. He added:

"It was a tough old moment, I won't deny it. They had a strategy to deal with a 'death of Stalin'-type scenario."

He also explained that while he was working on recovery, there was a plan in case things didn't work out. Considering how many Brits have died of the virus, death appeared to have been a possibility for Boris. Thankfully, however, Boris recovered and was able to resume his official duties in time. 

Boris recently welcomed a child with his fiancée, Carrie Symonds.  

The Prime Minister took the time to thank all the healthcare workers who treated him. He especially named Jenny McGee and Luis Pitarma, both of whom are immigrants, for their care. 

Boris' recovery came with an additional gift as he recently welcomed a child with his fiancée, Carrie Symonds. According to reports, a spokesperson for Boris said at the time

"The Prime Minister and Ms. Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning."

The birth of Boris's son came just two weeks after he recovered from the virus. The couple has now named the boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson. 

It's worth noting that the boy's third name, Nicolas, is in honor of two doctors who helped save Boris's life. They are Dr. Nick Price and Dr. Nick Hart. 

Wilfried is Boris's fifth child, but his first with Carrie Symonds. Now that the Prime Minister is okay, he can focus on combating the virus and protecting the life of his citizens.

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