Boris Johnson praised the “exemplary” care he received from doctors and nurses during his treatment for coronaviruses, saying, “I owe them my life. “
Commending the work of the doctors at St Thomas ‘Hospital in London, Prime Minister said to his friends, “I can’t thank them enough. “
Mr. Johnson spends his seventh night in hospital after being admitted last Sunday, 10 days after being tested positive for COVID-19.
Earlier on Saturday, Downing Street said it was “Very good progress” in his recovery and he had been playing games and watching movies from his hospital bed.
There has been no update on when he is likely to be released.
Fears grew for the PM’s health when he was transferred to intensive care on Monday after his condition worsened.
He spent three nights there before Downing Street confirmed that he was “in the early stages of recovery” and that he had been discharged to normal hospital service.
Mr. Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant with their first child together, sent her letters and scans to cheer her up while in intensive care.
The couple have not seen each other since their admission to the hospital.
Mrs. Symonds, who is due to give birth in two months, also has coronavirus symptoms in the past few weeks, but has not been tested for the virus.
Since leaving intensive care, the PM has been able to take short walks between rest periods while being treated in a low dependency room.
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Sky News political correspondent Rob Powell said that number 10 had tough decisions to make regarding Johnson’s re-involvement in the fight against COVID-19.
He said: “The balance for the government will be to take the medical advice that the Prime Minister receives at St Thomas Hospital – taking this seriously and giving him enough time to fully recover, but also to a moment, perhaps by trying to involve it in part of the decision-making. “
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