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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Feared The Worst When Hospitalised With COVID-19 Symptoms

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In a startling candid confession British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed in a interview to newspaper The Sun, for the first time that there were “contingency plans” in place in case things went “badly wrong” and he died during his treatment for COVID-19 in a hospital in London last month.

The 55-year-old leader, who returned to work at 10 Downing Street after his recovery last week, told The Sun that he was given “litres and litres of oxygen” after going into intensive care at St Thomas’ Hospital on April 7.

“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 told the newspaper.

The interview comes a day after his fiance Carrie Symonds shared a picture on Instagram with the couple’s newborn son, who they have named Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson — with the name Nicholas chosen in a nod to the two doctors who saved the British premier’s life.

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