Boris Johnson, Who Was Being Infected With Covid-19, Will Return To Work On Monday
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to go to work on Monday, April 27, to more effectively lead the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in the country, the British newspaper The Telegraph reported.
Johnson was released from a London hospital after being treated for coronavirus-induced pneumonia. He remains in isolation at his country residence.
According to the newspaper, the Prime Minister instructed his aides to schedule meetings with Cabinet Ministers next week to get up to speed.
Ministers are working to roll out a program of mass testing and diagnostics to reduce the rate of infection and possibly ease the harsh measures that have almost paralyzed the country's economy, the report said.
Johnson was diagnosed with a coronavirus in late March. In early April, the politician was hospitalized, and then transferred to the intensive care unit. Later in April, it was reported that Johnson was released from the hospital. Before being discharged, he passed a test for coronavirus, which showed a negative result.
According to the American Johns Hopkins University, in the UK, as of the evening of last Thursday, April 23, 139,246 cases of COVID-19 infection were recorded, with 18,738 deaths.