By Eleanor McKie
After a over a week, Boris Johnson has been discharged from hospital.
The PM, 55, was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London last Sunday, as a ‘precaution’, as his coronavirus symptoms persisted. However, he was later moved into critical care on Monday after his symptoms worsened, and doctors considered putting him on a ventilator. His pregnant fiancé has also been forced to self isolate, after showing similar symptoms.
The PM will complete his recovery at Chequers, his country retreat, and will not return to work immediately.
Boris has praised staff at St Thomas’, saying “I owe them my life.” Although the PM was not in the high-risk category, his admission to hospital served as a stark warning to the nation that anyone can suffer horribly from this disease.
Although many are elated at the PM’s recovery on Easter Sunday, he has been met with some scrutiny. Many believe that his government acted too late to prevent the deadly spread of the coronavirus, as key workers are struggling to find PPE, the death toll has reached approx. 10,000 deaths and experts warn that are soon to become Europe’s worst affected country.