UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from St. Thomas Hospital after spending nearly a week fighting COVID-19 in and out of intensive care.
The PM checked in to the hospital on April 5th for what he described as a “precautionary measure” after his COVID-19 symptoms worsened. Two days after his check-in, Johnson was admitted to the ICU. After three nights in intensive care, the Prime Minister’s condition appeared to improve, and he was placed in standard care.
While he was initially intent on remaining in charge throughout his bout with Coronavirus, PM Johnson followed the advice of his medical team and deputized UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to run the government throughout his period of recovery.
Boris will spend his time recovering at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s designated country home, he has not yet stated an official time in which he plans to return to work.
On the morning of his release, PM Johnson uploaded a video to Twitter in which he expressed thanks to healthcare workers for the treatment he received, and acknowledged the sacrifices of UK citizens in addition to the progress that they have made through social distancing.