British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of the intensive care unit at London's St. Thomas hospital, suggesting his condition has improved. The prime minister was diagnosed with the coronavirus on March 26. His condition became more serious this week as he was moved to St. Thomas's, and then taken to the ICU on Monday.
Johnson "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," according to 10 Downing Street.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care but remains in hospital, Downing Street says https://t.co/2Z60QKpZTC— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) April 9, 2020
BREAKING: Boris Johnson is out of ICU! ’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.— Sophie Walsh (@sophie_walsh9) April 9, 2020
‘He is in extremely good spirits.’ @9NewsAUS pic.twitter.com/nO4i3Aoodr
Downing Street added the prime minister is in "extremely good spirits."
At Wednesday's White House coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump thanked the prime minister for always being such a great friend and partner to the U.S. He was elated to hear the news.
Great News: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just been moved out of Intensive Care. Get well Boris!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 9, 2020
And it looks like he's not the only one.