Prime Minister Boris Johnson has left hospital after being treated for coronavirus, but will not immediately return to work, said Downing Street.
Johnson, 55, was transported to St Thomas Hospital in London on Sunday – 10 days after being tested positive for the virus.
He spent three nights in intensive care before returning to duty on Thursday.
Downing Street said the Prime Minister would continue his recovery from his country home, Checkers.
“On the advice of his medical team, the PM will not immediately return to work. 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. “
The number of people who died with coronavirus in hospital in the UK was on the verge of 10,000 on Sunday, amid an ongoing dispute over the availability of protective equipment for healthcare workers.
Dr. Ian Abbs, Director General of Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital, said: “It is a great credit for the exceptional professionalism of the clinical teams, as well as of all members of the organization at large, whom we were able to take care of the Prime Minister. so effectively, while continuing to provide equally high care to all of our patients.
“If it is true that we are celebrating this good news, our thoughts immediately turn to those who still need our help at this time.
“On behalf of everyone in Guy’s and St Thomas‘, I would ask people to stay home to help us save lives and protect the NHS. “
Prime Minister’s fiancee Carrie Symonds, who is due to give birth in two months, said on Twitter: “Thank you also to everyone who sent such kind messages of support. Today, I feel incredibly lucky.
“There were moments last week that were really dark. My heart goes out to all those who are in similar situations, worried and sick of their loved ones.
“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. “
Ms. Symonds has self-isolated with coronavirus-like symptoms but has not been tested.
Johnson will be recuperating at Checkers, the official country residence of British Prime Ministers in service since 1921.
The Grade 1 listed mansion, situated in 1000 acres of Buckinghamshire countryside, is about 40 miles north-west of London.
Foreign Minister Dominic Raab is currently in charge of managing the government, and aides expect Mr. Johnson to be out of service for a month.
Johnson’s father, Stanley Johnson, called on his son to “take the time” to improve.