British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ‘Able To Do Short Walks’ After Moving Out Of ICU, UK Records 980 Deaths In 24 Hours

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson 

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has been doing ‘short walks’, which is the latest major sign of improvement after he was discharged from intensive care on Thursday night. 

The PM was taken to hospital on Sunday because he was displaying “persistent” coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive.

On Monday, MDB reported that the condition of Johnson deteriorated and was taken into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 

A Downing Street spokeswoman has however said;

The Prime Minister has been able to do short walks, between periods of rest, as part of the care he is receiving to aid his recovery.

The PM was moved out of intensive care and into a general ward at St Thomas’s Hospital after which the 55-year-old sent a message of thanks to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) for the brilliant care staff had given him during his stay. 

The spokesperson stated that;

The Prime Minister thanks the NHS for the brilliant care which it is ­providing. The claps for carers have provided wonderful, unifying moments for the entire country.  I’m sure that tonight we will once again see people in their millions paying tribute to our fantastic dedicated care workers.

There is however no prospect of the Prime Minister returning to work soon as his father, Stanley warned on Friday that he will need time to recover before ‘picking up the reins’ of government again. 

Confirming that Johnson was now on a general ward at St Thomas’ hospital in central London, his spokesman insisted there is no schedule for him to return to duties.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will continue to deputize for him till he is fully recovers.

According to the Prime Minister’s spokesman, he had received “standard oxygen treatment,” but did not require mechanical or invasive ventilation during his three-night stay at ICU.

Meanwhile, UK death toll has hit 8,958 as authorities announce the death of 980 people  who contracted the coronavirus.

The spike in death toll on Friday is the biggest daily increase since the outbreak began, with the total number of infected people at 19,304.

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