Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from a London hospital as he continues to recover from coronavirus, his office stated on Sunday.
"On the advice of his medical team, the PM will not be immediately returning to work. He wishes to thank everybody at St Thomas’ for the brilliant care he has received," a spokesman said.
Johnson will not be immediately returning to work but will continue his recovery in the official country residence.
Johnson's pregnant fiancée Carrie Symonds has praised the medical staff who helped the prime minister come through COVID-19.
"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," she 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. 🌈— Carrie Symonds (@carriesymonds) April 12, 2020
After returning from the hospital, Boris Jonson published a video on Twitter, expressing his most heartfelt thanks to the UK's NHS, adding that "we're making progress in this national battle."
It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS for saving my life.— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) April 12, 2020
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
"It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS (National Health Service) for saving my life," he said in a video message.
At the same time, the prime minister's half-bother Max Johnson has slammed the health treatment provided to the leader prior to his hospitalisation while he was self-isolating.
As of Sunday, the total number of COVID-19 patients in the United Kingdom surpassed 70,000, with almost 9,000 fatalities, according to the World Health Organisation.