Sky News reports:
Boris Johnson is able to walk again after he was moved back from intensive care to a hospital ward, Downing Street says. A statement from Number 10 said: “The prime minister has been able to do short walks, between periods of rest, as part of the care he is receiving to aid his recovery.
“He has spoken to his doctors and thanks the whole clinical team for the incredible care he has received. His thoughts are with those affected by this terrible disease.”
Earlier on Friday, his father said Mr Johnson “must rest up” after he was moved from intensive care. Stanley Johnson spoke of his “relief” that his son had begun his recovery, adding that he thought his illness had “got the whole country to realise this is a serious event”.
Boris Johnson waved his thanks to NHS staff as he was being moved out of intensive care – as his father said the prime minister “almost took one for the team”https://t.co/P1aD2KsybL
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) April 10, 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ‘almost took one for the team’ and will need a period of rest as he begins to recover from Covid-19, his father has said https://t.co/MsBWRPSe8K
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) April 10, 2020
Boris Johnson’s father said.
“To use that American expression, he almost took one for the team. We have got to make sure we play the game properly now.”
Took one for the team? You realise people have died and he hasn’t? Also “play the game”, what? By going to the pub?#Boris
— Max Robespierre #rejoin 🇪🇺🇮🇹🍷🍩🗽 @🏡 (@M_Robespierre) April 10, 2020