Boris Johnson Is Out Of Intensive Care And Back On A Ward
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is out of intensive care and back on a hospital ward.
A spokesperson for No10 said: "The Prime Minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery."
The statement added: "He is in extremely good spirits."
The 55-year-old Conservative Party leader announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus back on 27 March.
He shared the news on Twitter, writing: "Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.
"I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government's response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this."
Another quick update from me on our campaign against #coronavirus.
You are saving lives by staying at home, so I urge you to stick with it this weekend, even if we do have some fine weather.#StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/4GHmJhxXQ0
- Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) April 3, 2020
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He isolated for the required seven days, but had to continue doing so because he still had a temperature.
Then on Sunday (5 April), he went to hospital following medical advice. Once again, updating the nation via Twitter, he wrote: "I went into hospital for some routine tests as I'm still experiencing coronavirus symptoms.
"I'm in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe."
In a further post, he said: "I'd like to say thank you to all the brilliant NHS staff taking care of me and others in this difficult time. You are the best of Britain. Stay safe everyone, and please remember to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives."
Later that day, it was announced that he'd been admitted to intensive care with a spokesperson for Downing Street saying: "Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital.
"The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary. The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication."
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