The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has been discharged from the hospital on Sunday, April 12, 2020 after contracting the COVID-19 and spending three days in intensive care.
According to a Downing Street spokesman, the 55-year-old leader will not return to work immediately, on the advice of his medical staff as he would continue his recovery at Chequers.
In his first public statement since being hospitalized, the Prime Minister voiced his gratitude to his carers at the Central London hospital as he stated that he cannot thank them enough.
The news of his continued improvement contrasted with the overall picture across Britain, as it braces to pass the grim milestone of 10,000 hospital deaths from COVID-19.
The country is now seeing daily death tolls to match those previously seen in Europe’s hardest-hit nations Italy and Spain, after recording nearly 1,000 fatalities on each of the last two days.
Globally, the death toll from the virus soared past 109,000 this weekend, with more than 1.7 million reported infections.