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Boris Johnson is ‘walking again’ and thanks NHS staff

by LLB Reporter
10th Apr 20 4:51 pm

Boris Johnson is now up and walking again after leaving intensive care and recovering, Downing Street have confirmed on Friday.

A statement from Number 10 said: “The prime minister has been able to do short walks, between periods of rest, as part of the care he is receiving to aid his recovery.

“He has spoken to his doctors and thanks the whole clinical team for the incredible care he has received.

“His thoughts are with those affected by this terrible disease.”

He added, “The Prime Minister is back on a ward and continuing his recovery, which is at an early stage.

“I was told he was waving his thanks to all of the nurses and doctors he saw as he was moved from the intensive care unit back to the ward.

“The hospital said that he was in extremely good spirits last night.”

Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’ on Sunday and was moved to intensive care for three days before being transferred to a ward.

It is still unknown how long the Prime Minister will remain in hospital.

The spokesman added, “Decisions such as this will be on the advice of his medical team. They have given him brilliant care.”

According to experts who are advising the British government on the coronavirus outbreak, said the social distancing measures are working better than expected.

However, the coronavirus lockdown will last for “several more weeks” as there can be no relaxation until the UK has past the peak.

NHS England’s national medical director Stephen Powis said it was “critical” that people obeyed the instructions and stayed at home.

Powis said, “We are beginning to see the benefits of this social distancing. We do believe the virus is spreading less.

The UK has exceeded Italy’s daily death rate before hitting the coronavirus peak, and an expert warns it could get much worse.

The Director of Epidemiology for Global Data Kasey Fu who, told the Express the coronavirus peak is to hit over Easter weekend.

She said, “When Italy had their peak of deaths it was around 900 cases per day and that’s what we’re seeing for the UK right now.

“So, it may even be higher because the UK hasn’t reached the peak yet.”

On Friday the UK coronavirus death toll has sharply risen by 953 to 8,931 according to figures released on Friday.

Scientists in Finland have warned coronavirus can stay in the air far longer than previously thought, through talking, sneezing and coughing.

The scientist released a 3D video model showing how the virus spreads in the air through tiny airborne aerosols particles.

Their findings “emphasise the importance of avoiding busy indoor spaces.”

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