Boris Johnson Taking “Short Walks” In Hospital Ward

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”.