Coronavirus UK Update: PM Boris Johnson ‘making good progress’

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Coronavirus UK Update: PM Boris Johnson 'making good progress'
Coronavirus UK Update: PM Boris Johnson 'making good progress'

The Prime Minister has been using his time off to play Sudoku and re-watch his favourite films, which include Withnail and I and JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, it was reported.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is making “good progress” in his recovery from COVID-19, his office announced on Saturday.

The Prime Minister was taken out of intensive care on the evening of of Thursday, April 9, after spending three nights there. Downing Street issued a statement on Friday, April 10, which said that although Mr Johnson was able to walk again, his recovery was “just beginning” and that he would only resume his official duties on the advice of his doctors.

The UK Foreign Minister, Dominic Raab continues to stand in for Mr Johnson while he recovers. So far, no timetable has been offered publicly for Mr Johnson’s return to No. 10 Downing Street.

On Friday, the Downing Street spokesman said that he was not aware of any contact between the Prime Minister and his team back in No.10, nor did he say whether Mr Johnson would return in time for discussions on whether to ease the UK’s nationwide lockdown, slated for April 16.

Mr Johnson was admitted to hospital last Sunday, April 5, 10 days after initially testing positive for the virus. Mr Johnson was taken into hospital after his symptoms of COVID-19 progressively worsened, including a high temperature and a dry cough. Following that, he spent three nights in intensive care when amidst reports that his condition had deteriorated by Monday.

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