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The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has [pleased / thanked] his country's National Health Service for [safe / saving] his life. Mr Johnson, 55, [tested / testing] positive for COVID-19 on March the 27th. He self-isolated [in / on] his apartment in Downing Street, London and continued to lead the country and its [respond / response] to the coronavirus pandemic. However, his [symptoms / symptomatic] persisted and his condition took a turn for [the / a] worse. On April the 5th, he was admitted to a London hospital for tests. A day later he was moved to the hospital's intensive [carer / care] unit as his condition worsened. Downing Street said this was a "precautionary move". He remained [consciously / conscious] and was able to breathe without needing a [ventilator / ventilation] .

Mr Johnson said the care he [receives / received] from nurses, doctors and other carers was "exemplary". He said: "I can't thank them [plenty / enough] . I owe them my life." He is now out of intensive care and is on a [recover / recovery] ward in the hospital. Downing Street said he was making "very good progress" and had been [done / doing] Sudoku puzzles and watching films in his hospital bed. His [autobiographer / biographer] Andrew Gimson said: "Boris never used to believe [in / on] illness. He neither admitted to sickness himself....He believed he was [strength / strong] enough to keep going regardless of any [symptomatic / symptoms] from which he might be suffering. His strong inclination was to [overwork / overtime] , not to put his feet up. In the light of his experiences one hopes he will [change / chance] his outlook."

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