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Novichok patient no longer critical

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Health Desk-- 12th July, 2018: A 45-year-old British man who was exposed to a high dose of the nerve agent Novichok is no longer in critical condition, the hospital treating him said on Thursday. 

Lorna Wilkinson, director of nursing at Salisbury District Hospital in southwest England, in a statement, said, "He is no longer in a critical condition".

Wilkinson said Charlie Rowley's condition had improve overnight and was now "serious, but stable".

"Charlie still has some way to go to recover, but the progress we've seen so far gives us cause for optimism."

Police said in a statement that they had spoken to Rowley.

"Officers from the investigation team have spoken briefly to Charlie and will be looking to further speak to him in the coming days," the statement said.

Courtesy: Afp, London