Coronavirus in UK-PM Boris Johnson discharged from hospital

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

12th Apr, 2020. 05:51 pm
Boris Johnson

UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from the hospital. Downing Street confirmed the news.

Earlier, Boris Johnson has said that he owes his life to the NHS staff treating him for the disease. He showed gratitude to the medics at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

Boris Johnson had earlier tested positive for coronavirus and was taken to the hospital where he spent three nights in intensive care.

The news comes after the UK expected death toll more than 10,000 on Sunday.

Note that the UK reported 917 new deaths on Sunday. A total of 9,875 people have died due to COVID-19 till now. there are 68,772 active cases in the country.

The residents are insisted to stay at home over the Easter weekend to minimize the spread of coronavirus.

Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, Britain’s biggest charitable funder of scientific research, feared that the UK was expected to be “one of the worst, if not the worst affected country in Europe”.

Jeremy Ferrar informed the international news agency that a second or third wave of the virus “was probably inevitable” and treatment and a vaccine was “our only true exit strategy”.

He said that the vaccine could be accessible by autumn. But it would take time to examine the manufacturing to the scale needed to provide vaccine to millions of people.

He said, “I would hope we would get [that] done in 12 months but that is in itself an unprecedented ambition,”

Also read: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson out of intensive care unit

 

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