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Coronavirus: Prime Minister Boris Johnson discharged from hospital

UK could be 'worst affected' country in Europe

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has left hospital after being treated for coronavirus, but will not immediately return to work, Downing Street says.

Mr Johnson, 55, was taken to St Thomas’ hospital, in London, on Sunday – 10 days after testing positive for the virus.

He had three nights in intensive care before returning to a ward on Thursday.

Downing Street said the PM would continue his recovery at his country residence, Chequers.

“On the advice of his medical team, the PM will not be immediately returning to work. He wishes to thank everybody at St Thomas’ for the brilliant care he has received.

“All of his thoughts are with those affected by this illness.”

Meanwhile, the UK is likely to be among the European countries worst affected by coronavirus, one of the government’s senior scientific advisers has said.

The warning, from Sir Jeremy Farrar, comes as UK deaths from the virus are expected to pass 10,000 on Sunday.

In response, Business Secretary Alok Sharma said countries were on “different trajectories”.

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