The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from St Thomas’s Hospital, but he will not return to Downing Street.
Johnson has spent a week in hospital and will recuperate at Chequers, in Buckinghamshire, his official country retreat.
A Downing Street spokesman said, “The prime minister has been discharged from hospital to continue his recovery at Chequers.
“On the advice of his medical team, the prime minister will not be immediately returning to work.
“He wishes to thank everybody at St Thomas’ for the brilliant care he has received.
“All of his thoughts are with those affected by this illness.”
Johnson has told of the “exemplary” care he received from NHS doctors and nurses at St Thomas’ Hospital, London and said, “I owe them my life.”
Prime Minister’s pregnant fiance Carrie Symonds said, “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.
“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.
“Thank you also to everyone who sent such kind messages of support. Today I’m feeling incredibly lucky.”
Speaking at Downing Street press conference on Saturday, Home Secretary Priti Patel said Johnson needs time to rest and recuperate.
Patel said, “The message to the Prime Minister is, we want him to get better and he needs time and space to rest, recuperate and recover.
“It is vital that our Prime Minister gets well.”
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