Boris Johnson is sitting up and reportedly doing well in St Thomas Hospital in London as a former patient described how he thought the PM was not going to pull through the ordeal.
A WEEK ago, the man, Dave Hunt, who is at home recovering, was just a few yards away in an ICU unit close to the PM and witnessed a flurry of activity as Boris was brought in struggling to breathe and requiring oxygen immediately.
This is a slightly different account of the PM’s health than given out by the UK media bourne out by the fact last night was the third night of his stay in the NHS teaching hospital.
It is understood the PM is sitting up and chatting to medical staff who are keeping him under very close supervision of course and he is engaging in regular video conferencing sessions with his cabinet.
Mr Johnson’s father Stanley, 79, said he expected his son to go to his official country retreat Chequers to recuperate for weeks.
President Donald Trump also announced in a press conference today that Mr Johnson is “doing much better” after he spoke with Downing Street. Mr Trump sent his regards to the PM and his family and friends, adding: “He’s still going through a tough time, but he seems to be doing better.”
Aides thanked well-wishers from around the world who have deluged Downing Street with messages of support. The PM’s official spokesman added: “We are hugely grateful for the messages of support that the Prime Minister has received.
“The public response to coronavirus throughout has been fantastic.”
The recovery period will possibly take a couple of months in total though Boris is known for throwing caution to the wind and will not want to sit back and relax as the UK starts its path to its own economic and social recovery.
Check back later for updates on the PM’s progress.