British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Discharged From Hospital After Coronavirus Treatment

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from hospital on Sunday, a week after being admitted for treatment for coronavirus, a Downing Street spokesman said.

The spokesperson in a statement said Johnson, who spent three nights in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, will still convalesce at Chequers, the prime minister’s country house. 

The statement expressed that the Prime Minister will soon be able to sign off on major decisions, including when to ease the country’s lockdown, New York Times reports. 

It added that;

On the advice of his medical team, the P.M. will not be immediately returning to work. He wishes to thank everybody at St Thomas’ for the brilliant care he has received.

Britain’s foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, had been deputized by Johnson to carry out his duties during his illness.

This is a major step forward in his recovery from the coronavirus and a welcome relief for a nation whose political leadership has been harder hit by the contagion than that of any other Western country.

The absence of a formal succession plan in the country had raised questions about who would take charge if the prime minister were incapacitated for an extended period.

Now, those fears have eased, though it may still be weeks before Johnson retakes his place at the center of British politics.

Full recovery from a serious case of the virus is lengthy and arduous, medical experts say, and Johnson’s family has warned that he should not return to work too soon.

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