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Boris Johnson thanks London hospital staff

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has thanked staff at a London hospital for taking care of him while he recovers from COVID-19.

“I can’t thank them enough. I owe them my life,” Johnson said in a brief statement issued late on Saturday.

The 55-year-old conservative politician, who was hospitalised last Sunday running a high fever, spent three days in the intensive care unit at St Thomas’ Hospital after his health deteriorated.

He was moved back to a normal ward on Thursday. When the prime minister will be able to return to work remains unclear.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is currently in charge of running the British government, with aides reportedly expecting Johnson to be out for as long as a month.

According to Britain’s Press Association, Johnson has a tablet computer to watch films such as Lord of the Rings and likes to play sudoku while recovering from Covid-19.

He has received thousands of get-well cards from well-wishers and daily letters from his pregnant fiance Carrie Symonds while in hospital.

Originally published as Boris Johnson thanks London hospital staff

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