Discharged From Hospital, PM Boris Johnson Thanks Health Care Workers For Saving His Life

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was discharged from the hospital on Sunday, April 12 after being admitted on April 5 for treatment for COVID-19. 

After his release, Johnson, 55, has repeatedly thanked the health care workers who helped save his life.

"It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS for saving my life. The efforts of millions of people across this country to stay home are worth it," Johnson tweeted on Sunday.

Johnson will not be immediately returning to work.

"The PM has been discharged from hospital to continue his recovery," wrote the government office in a brief update over the weekend. "On the advice of his medical team, the PM will not be immediately returning to work. 

More than 85,200 people in the United Kingdom are known to have been infected with the virus as of Monday morning. More than 10,600 of the patients have so far died from the disease there.

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