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Boris Johnson is discharged from hospital

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The Prime Minister has left St Thomas' Hospital, in London, today and will be going to Chequers as he continues his recovery from coronavirus.

Mr Johnson, 55, tested positive for the virus 10 days ago and spent three night in intensive care during his time in hospital.

A Downing Street spokesman told the BBC: "On the advice of his medical team, the PM will not be immediately returning to work.

PM Boris Johnson. Picture: BBC (33394025)
PM Boris Johnson. Picture: BBC (33394025)

"He wishes to thank everybody at St Thomas' for the brilliant care he has received."

The Trade Secretary and MP for South West Norfolk, Liz Truss, tweeted: "Delighted to hear PM is out of hospital and now recuperating."

A message from Mr Johnson's fiancee, Carrie Symonds, on Twitter thanked the public for their kindness and support.

She said: "There were times last week that were very dark indeed. My heart goes out to all those in similar situations, worried sick about their loved ones.

"I cannot thank our magnificent NHS enough. The staff at St Thomas' Hospital have been incredible. I will never, ever be able to repay you and I will never stop thanking you."

Ms Symonds, who is due to give birth in two months, has also had coronavirus-like symptoms but has not yet been tested.

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