British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Moved Out of Intensive Care After Treatment for Coronavirus
By CBS News // April 9, 2020
ABOVE VIDEO: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in ICU for coronavirus.
(CBS NEWS) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday was moved out of intensive care where he was being treated for the coronavirus, a Downing Street spokesperson said in a statement.
Johnson, 55, is the first world leader to test positive for the virus.
“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,” the spokesperson said, adding that Johnson is in “extremely good spirits.”
The virus has sickened more than 1.5 million people across the world, killing over 93,400 people, according to Johns Hopkins University. In the U.S., there are over 452,000 cases and more than 16,100 deaths.
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