UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved out of intensive care, to be ‘closely monitored’

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved on Thursday out of intensive care and back onto a hospital ward.

The prime minister will be closely monitored by doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital in London in the early stages of his recovery from coronavirus and he is in “extremely good spirits”, Downing Street has said.

Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday with persistent symptoms of the virus, before spending three nights in intensive care following a deterioration in his condition on Monday.

On March 27, he announced being tested positive for the coronavirus.

Johnson was tested for coronavirus on Thursday after experiencing “mild symptoms,” a spokesman for No. 10 Downing Street announced in a statement.

“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.” A No 10 spokesman said.