Coronavirus: Boris Johnson out of intensive care but remains in hospital


Prime Agent Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care but remains in facility, Downing Street has said.

Mr Johnson has been receiving treatment for coronavirus at St Thomas’ Asylum in London since Sunday.

No 10 said he “has been moved this evening from comprehensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close keep an eye on during the early phase of his recovery”.

A spokesman added: “He is in extremely high-mindedness spirits.”

He was taken to hospital on Sunday – 10 days after assay positive – and was moved to intensive care on Monday.

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The prime see to was receiving “standard oxygen treatment” in intensive care and had not been on a ventilator, Downing Byway someones cup of tea said earlier.

He “continues to improve” after a “good night” and thanked the NHS for the “brilliant care” he has received, the spokesman added.

Meanwhile, applause re-echoed out across the UK in the third “Clap for Carers” event, where people in lockdown direct their appreciation for NHS staff and other workers on the front line of the pandemic.

A gross of 7,978 people have now died in hospital after testing utilitarian for coronavirus, up by 881 on Wednesday.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has requested the public to stay indoors over this Easter weekend, intending that after almost three weeks of lockdown “we are starting to see the hit of the sacrifices we’ve all made”.

“Let’s not ruin it now,” he added.

Mr Raab, who is deputising for the PM, said a judgement on whether to ease the lockdown measures would not come until “the end of next week”.

‘World-class sadness’

Giving his reaction to the latest development, US President Donald Trump tweeted: “Devoted News: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just been run a traveled out of Intensive Care. Get well Boris!!!”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted: “So respectable that the prime minister is out of intensive care and on the road to recovery. The NHS is there for us all and I identify our amazing NHS staff have given him their characteristic world-class charge.”

Speaking earlier at the Downing Street daily briefing, Mr Raab asseverated he had not spoken to Mr Johnson since his admission to hospital.

“I think it is important to let him blurry on the recovery – we in the government have got this covered,” said Mr Raab.

Mr Raab combined that he has “got all the authority I need” to take decisions along with his chest of drawers colleagues.

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