Updated Apr 12, 2020 - Health

Boris Johnson discharged from hospital: "I owe them my life"

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaving Number 10 at Downing Street, London, in March
Boris Johnson in March. Photo: Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was discharged from St. Thomas' Hospital in London on Sunday to finish recovering from the coronavirus at a country home, according to CNN.

The big picture: Johnson was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March and admitted to the hospital last Sunday before being moved to the ICU a day later.

  • He was moved from the ICU Thursday. "I can't thank them enough," Johnson said in a statement to news outlets about National Health Service hospital staff. "I owe them my life."
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