The Prime Minister the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has thanked his country's National Health Service saving his life. Mr Johnson, 55, tested positive COVID-19 March the 27th. He self-isolated his apartment in Downing Street, London and continued to lead the country and its response to the coronavirus pandemic. However, his symptoms persisted and his condition took a turn the worse. On April the 5th, he was admitted to a London hospital tests. A day later he was moved to the hospital's intensive care unit as his condition worsened. Downing Street said this was a "precautionary move". He remained conscious and was able to breathe without needing a ventilator.
Mr Johnson said the care he received nurses, doctors and other carers was "exemplary". He said: "I can't thank them enough. I owe them my life." He is now of intensive care and is a recovery ward in the hospital. Downing Street said he was making "very good progress" and had been doing Sudoku puzzles and watching films his hospital bed. His biographer Andrew Gimson said: "Boris never used to believe illness. He neither admitted to sickness himself....He believed he was strong enough to keep going regardless any symptoms from which he might be suffering. His strong inclination was to overwork, not to put his feet . In the light his experiences one hopes he will change his outlook."