Coronavirus: Boris Johnson Discharged From Hospital

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson

United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has left the hospital after being treated for coronavirus, but will not immediately return to work, Downing Street says.

Mr. Johnson, 55, was taken to St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, on Sunday, 10 days after testing positive for the virus.

He had three nights in intensive care before returning to a ward on Thursday.

Downing Street said the PM would continue his recovery at his country residence, Chequers.

“On the advice of his medical team, the PM will not be immediately returning to work. He wishes to thank everybody at St Thomas’ for the brilliant care he has received.

“All of his thoughts are with those affected by this illness.”

The number of people who have died with coronavirus in hospitals in the UK was poised to pass 10,000 on Sunday, amid an ongoing row about the availability of protective equipment for health care workers.

Dr Ian Abbs, chief executive at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, said: “It is a great credit to the exceptional professionalism of clinical teams, as well as everyone in the wider organisation, that we have been able to care for the prime minister so effectively, whilst continuing to deliver equally high standards of care to all of our patients.