There was concern in the British Virgin Islands like other United Kingdom regions regarding the news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized as a result of Coronavirus
In noting the collective thoughts of the Territory the United Kingdom Her Majesty Representative in the BVI His Excellency Governor Augustus Jaspert spoke on the matter in an update on 7 April.
The Governor announced that good wishes and prayers from the BVI were expressed during Cabinet, “Many of you would have heard the news that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, is in the hospital with Coronavirus. At Cabinet, we sent our prayers for his quick and full recovery and I know these sentiments will be shared across our Territory. Once again, though, this highlights that this virus knows no boundaries and can affect anyone.”
As of press time, it was stated that the United Kingdom Prime Minister remained in ICU at St. Thomas (London) Hospital for a third night and was improving and “in good spirits”.
An official report from the UK Government stated that Prime Minister Johnson was doing well. The report stated that he was “clinically stable and is responding to treatment…The Prime Minister is receiving oxygen treatment and is breathing without support.”
Concerns for Johnson’s health began when reports emerged stating that on Sunday night he was taken to St Thomas’ Hospital which is located close to the House of Parliament. The next day the news reported that the United Kingdom Prime Minister was admitted to the intensive care unit.
Then on 7 April, it was disclosed that the 55-year-old Prime Minister was still in the ICU. That report stated that Johnson was in the ICU “for close monitoring…[and was]in good spirits.”