But his office said Johnson would not immediately return to work and recover at Prime Minister Checkers’ official residence in north London.
“On the advice of his medical team, the PM will not immediately return to work,” said the Downing Street statement. “He would like to thank everyone in St Thomas’ for the brilliant care he received. … All his thoughts are with the people affected by this disease. “
Johnson said he owed his life to the hospital staff who treated him in the ICU while he was suffering from coronavirus.
“The NHS saved my life,” Johnson told staff, according to the London Sunday Times. “The treatment was exemplary. “
“I can’t thank them enough. I owe them my life, “he said of the staff at St. Thomas Hospital in his first remarks since he left intensive care.
Its financier, Carrie Symonds, also thanked the staff of the hospital.
“There were moments last week that were really dark. My heart goes out to all those who find themselves in similar situations, worried about their loved ones “, Symonds, who is pregnant, said on Twitter after Johnson’s exit. “I cannot thank our beautiful NHS enough. The staff at St Thomas Hospital has been incredible. I can never, never reimburse you and I will never stop thanking you. “
Johnson was transported to the National Health Service Hospital, a British public institution, on Sunday after suffering symptoms of the virus.
The 55-year-old prime minister was transferred to the intensive care unit on Monday where he was put on oxygen. He was released from intensive care on Thursday and from hospital on Sunday.
After Johnson was hospitalized, aides and ministers exchanged messages about his chances, saying “it’s 50-50,” the newspaper reported.
“I will pray,” said an assistant.
One day after being released from intensive care, Johnson was watching the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy on his iPad.
Britain has nearly 80,000 cases of coronavirus. The death toll is 9,875.
With post wires