British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took another step toward full recovery from coronavirus, announcing Easter Sunday that he had been released from the hospital.
Johnson spent a week in the hospital — and several days in intensive care — after his symptoms did not resolve in quarantine. He shared a video Sunday morning after leaving the hospital, crediting Britain’s National Health Service with saving his life. (RELATED: Boris Johnson ‘In Extremely Good Spirits’ After Leaving Intensive Care Unit)
“It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS for saving my life,” Johnson tweeted. “The efforts of millions of people across this country to stay home are worth it. Together we will overcome this challenge, as we have overcome so many challenges in the past. #StayHomeSaveLives.”
It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS for saving my life.
The efforts of millions of people across this country to stay home are worth it. Together we will overcome this challenge, as we have overcome so many challenges in the past. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/HK7Ch8BMB5
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) April 12, 2020
Johnson said that while he is on the road to recovery, there were about 48 hours when his future was not so sure — and thanked the two nurses who stayed with him in his time of need. He also offered his thanks “to the entire UK, for the sacrifices you have made and are making” in order to stop the further spread of the virus.
Well-wishers were quick to offer their thoughts on the prime minister’s good news.
Thrilled to hear that @BorisJohnson has gotten out from hospital. Wishing him a continued speedy recovery! Get well soon. ???????? ????????
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 12, 2020
— Trevor Coult MC (@TrevorCoultMC) April 12, 2020
Very glad to hear the good news, @BorisJohnson, ???????? Prime Minister. I join you in #ThanksHealthHeroes from @NHSuk & all the world’s health services for keeping people safe from #COVID19. I am also grateful to everyone staying at home to be safe. https://t.co/9NxN7fRL6R
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) April 12, 2020
— Steve Baker MP (@SteveBakerHW) April 12, 2020
— Bob Blackman (@BobBlackman) April 12, 2020