British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Emerges From Intensive Care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Emerges From Intensive Care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was discharged from the intensive care unit Thursday but remains at St. Thomas’ Hospital in central London battling the Wuhan coronavirus.

“The prime minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery,” a spokesman for Johnson’s office said in a statement. “He is in extremely good spirits.”

Johnson, 55, entered intensive care Monday after his symptoms worsened in the afternoon and was put on oxygen just before admission.

The British leader initially went to the hospital last week for routine tests after testing positive for the novel Wuhan coronavirus.

Johnson is just one of 65,000 confirmed cases of the Wuhan virus reported in the United Kingdom as of this writing. More than a dozen other world leaders have also tested positive for the virus, including the United Kingdom’s minister for mental health, the Iranian vice president, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, and two members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

According to data compiled by John Hopkins University, more than 1.5 million confirmed cases of the virus have been reported worldwide with nearly 100,000 deaths. However, the U.S. intelligence community has determined that China is manipulating its public figures and underreporting the severity of the crisis.

Tristan Justice is a staff writer at The Federalist focusing on the 2020 presidential campaigns. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at [email protected]
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