KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of London’s St Thomas’ Hospital, but remains in hospital for Covid-19 treatment.
According to Downing Street as cited by BBC, he “has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery”.
“He is in extremely good spirits,” a spokesperson said.
Johnson was taken to hospital on April 5 and moved to the ICU the next day. He was under “standard oxygen treatment” in intensive care and was not put on a ventilator, Downing Street announced previously.
It is expected that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab would continue to head the government as Johnson recovers.
“I think it is important to let him focus on the recovery – we in the government have got this covered,” he was quoted saying, adding that he had “all the authority” needed to make decisions along with his Cabinet colleagues.
The UK recorded 65,077 positive coronavirus cases and 7,978 deaths as at April 8.