Doctors had plans if he had died of coronavirus: Boris Johnson

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Doctors had plans if he had died of coronavirus: Boris Johnson
Doctors had plans if he had died of coronavirus: Boris Johnson

New Delhi : Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson talked about his experience of fighting with coronavirus and claimed that the situation was so critical that the doctors had even prepared on the steps that would be taken in case he does not survives. 

"It was a tough old moment, I won't deny it," he was quoted as saying by the Sun on Sunday newspaper in an interview. "They had a strategy to deal with a 'death of Stalin'-type scenario.

"I was not in particularly brilliant shape and I was aware there were contingency plans in place. The doctors had all sorts of arrangements for what to do if things went badly wrong."

Boris Johnson had on March 27 announced of testing positive with coronavirus. That time he had claimed that there are only mild symptoms. A week after going into self isolation, his health deteriorated drastically and had to be taken to the hospital on April 5 for further tests but within 24 hours was moved to intensive care.

The Conservative party leader spent three days receiving "oxygen support", and admitted after his discharge on April 12 that his fight with the virus "could have gone either way".

He spoke about his thoughts and mentioned that all the time he was wondering "how am I going to get out of this?", he did not think at any point he was going to die.

Johnson, who returned to work last Monday and became a father again when his fiancee Carrie Symonds gave birth on Wednesday, said he was given "litres and litres" of oxygen in hospital.

He also mentioned that at one point things had become so tight that even doctors have started thinking on how to manage the crisis if Boris dies.

"That was when it got a bit... they were starting to think about how to handle it presentationally," he told the weekly tabloid.