London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ’s first comment since receiving coronavirus treatment in the intensive care unit stated that he should give his life to hospital staff.
The United Kingdom reported that the number of hospital deaths increased by more than 900 for two consecutive days. The death toll on Friday was 980, exceeding the highest record in a day for Italy ’s hardest hit country to date.
The British government must defend its response, which includes conducting far fewer tests than some other European countries and ordering a relatively late blockade. Ministers also refused to apologize for the lack of protective equipment for hospital staff.
Johnson, 55, was taken to St Thomas Hospital in central London on April 5 and suffered from persistent disease symptoms caused by the new coronavirus. On April 6, he was sent to the intensive care unit until April 9.
“I can’t thank them enough. I owe them my life,” Johnson said of the staff of Britain’s state-run National Health Service at the hospital, in his first comments since being moved back to a regular ward. The comments were released to journalists and confirmed by his office on Sunday.
His office in Downing Street stated that Johnson “will continue to make good progress.” In his absence, Foreign Minister Dominic Raab served on his behalf.
Queen Elizabeth issued a second rally message within a week to indicate the severity of the emergency and told the country that “coronavirus will not be able to overcome us.”
Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, is the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion in the world. He sent an Easter Sunday sermon from the kitchen in his London apartment and recorded it on his tablet.