UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, left hospital on Sunday to convalesce from coronavirus at Chequers, the country estate of British prime ministers, officials said. This is coming a week after he was admitted and then spent three days in intensive care.
The 55-year-old leader will not be immediately returning to work, on the advice of his medical staff, a Downing Street spokesman said. “The PM has been discharged from hospital to continue his recovery at chequers,” he said.
“He wishes to thank everybody at St Thomas’ (Hospital) for the brilliant care he has received. “All of his thoughts are with those affected by this illness.”
Johnson, who was admitted to the state-run central London hospital last Sunday and spent Monday to Thursday in its intensive care unit, had earlier voiced his gratitude to his care-givers there. “I can’t thank them enough. I owe them my life,” he said in a first public statement since being hospitalised.
The news of his continued improvement contrasted with the overall picture across Britain, as it braces to pass the grim milestone of 10,000 hospital deaths from COVID-19. (AFP)