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Boris Johnson out of ICU, but father says the PM is likely out of action for a while

Boris Johnson out of ICU, but father says the PM is likely out of action for a while
Posted at 9:25 AM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 12:25:07-04

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's father says the British prime minister needs time to recover from the new coronavirus and is unlikely to be back at work soon.

The 55-year-old U.K. leader spent three nights in the intensive care unit at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London after his COVID-19 symptoms worsened.

He was moved back to a regular ward on Thursday evening.

His father, Stanley Johnson, said the prime minister needed to “rest up” and would need “a period of readjustment.”

Meanwhile, millions of Britons are beginning the Easter holiday weekend in lockdown.

The government is imploring people not to travel to see relatives or visit second homes, as Britain’s death toll from COVID-19 continues to rise.