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United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, England attributable to COVID-19.

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LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson should be allowed to “relaxation up” earlier than getting again to work after he was moved out of intensive care for coronavirus to an everyday hospital ward, the British chief’s father mentioned in an interview on Friday. 

Johnson’s 79-year-old father Stanley mentioned he felt “tremendously grateful clearly on behalf of the household, Boris’s household, my household, relations in every single place, and in addition, in fact, amazingly grateful as nicely” for his son’s bettering situation.

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“Aid is the fitting phrase,” he mentioned in a BBC radio interview.

However he warned that his son wanted a interval of recuperation earlier than returning to work. 

“He has to take time. I can not consider you possibly can stroll away from this and get straight again to Downing Road and choose up the reins and not using a interval of readjustment,” he mentioned. 

Johnson is the primary main world chief recognized to have contracted coronavirus. In a sequence of video messages he printed on social media earlier than he was admitted to the hospital with the sickness, Johnson appeared more and more unwell as he carried on the work of presidency in isolation at his official residence and workplace at Downing Road. 

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In a press release issued on Thursday night, his workplace mentioned that Johnson, 55, had been been transferred from an intensive care unit again to the ward “the place he’ll obtain shut monitoring throughout the early section of his restoration.”

Johnson is being cared for in St Thomas’ Hospital in central London. He was identified with COVID-19 on March 26 and nonetheless had a cough and fever 10 days later.

He was admitted to the hospital on Sunday, and to its ICU on Monday.

Carrie Symonds, Johnson’s pregnant fiancee, who additionally suffered a bout of suspected coronavirus, responded to the information of Johnson’s bettering well being on Thursday by posting a baby’s portray of a rainbow on Twitter alongside a sequence of clapping emojis to indicate assist for Britain’s frontline Nationwide Well being Service medical staff. 

“Nice Information,” President Donald Trump tweeted shortly after Downing Road’s Thursday announcement. “Get nicely Boris!!!

Britain’s demise toll reached 7,978 as of Thursday, in keeping with Public Well being England, a rise of 881 from 24 hours earlier. 

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