Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved out of intensive care and will be ‘closely monitored’

Lizzy Buchan

Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care and back onto a ward, Downing Street has said.

The prime minister will be closely monitored by doctors at St Thomas' Hospital in London in the early stages of his recovery from coronavirus but he is said to be in "extremely good spirits".

A No10 spokesman said: "The prime minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery.

"He is in extremely good spirits."

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