LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was released from a London hospital Sunday morning, thanked health care workers and said it "could have gone either way” in his fight against the coronavirus.
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Johnson, 55, announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 27. After self-isolating, Johnson was taken to a hospital and was moved into an intensive care unit for three days before he rallied.
In a video he posted to Twitter, Johnson said two nurses stood by his bedside for 48 hours when he was in ICU. Johnson added that he witnessed the “personal courage” of health care workers, who “kept putting themselves in harm’s way, kept riskng this deadly virus,” the BBC reported.
It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS for saving my life.— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) April 12, 2020
The efforts of millions of people across this country to stay home are worth it. Together we will overcome this challenge, as we have overcome so many challenges in the past. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/HK7Ch8BMB5
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“I have today left hospital after a week in which the NHS has saved my life, no question,” Johnson said in his video. “It’s hard to find the words to express my debt."
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Johnson’s fiancée, Carrie Symonds, expressed gratitude in a series of tweets.
“I cannot thank our magnificent NHS enough. The staff at St Thomas’ Hospital have been incredible," Symonds tweeted. "I will never, ever be able to repay you and I will never stop thanking you.”
I cannot thank our magnificent NHS enough. The staff at St Thomas’ Hospital have been incredible. I will never, ever be able to repay you and I will never stop thanking you. 🌈— Carrie Symonds (@carriesymonds) April 12, 2020
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