British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has left intensive care. He is being watched closely during the next phase of his recovery, Johnson spokesman reports.
The 55-year-old prime minister already tested positive for the coronavirus last month. He initially went into home isolation, but still had to be hospitalized on Sunday. He had a high fever, had a cough and ended up in intensive care on Monday.
Johnson seems to be on the mend by now. He is in a “particularly good mood” according to his spokesperson. Johnson is known to be the first world leader with COVID-19, the disease that causes the virus.
US President Donald Trump reacted elatedly to the “fantastic news” about his British colleague. “Get well soon, Boris,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
The sick Johnson is currently being replaced by his Secretary of State, Dominic Raab. He warned earlier today that it is still too early to relax the strict lockdown measures announced on March 23.
Minister Raab called leaders of opposition parties on Thursday about the corona crisis. Top medical and scientific advisors from the government also participated in that group discussion.
The government described the conversation with Labor leader Kier Starmer and other opposition figures as constructive. “All party leaders wished the prime minister a lot of recoveries.”