COVID-19: President Buhari felicitates with Boris Johnson on discharge from hospital
- President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other world leaders in felicitating with Boris Johnson
- The British prime minister has recovered fully from the dreaded coronavirus
- Buhari sent a congratulatory letter to his British counterpart saying he received the news with great relief
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated British prime minister, Boris Johnson, following his discharge from a hospital over COVID-19 complications.
In a congratulatory letter dated Tuesday, April 14, to his British counterpart, the Nigerian president said he received “with great relief the news of your discharge from hospital after being successfully treated for COVID-19.”
He also expressed delight on behalf of his family and the government and people of Nigeria, at the prime minister’s recovery.
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“We all join you in appreciating the wonderful staff at both the hospital and the NHS who worked round the clock to look after you and those afflicted by COVID-19,” Buhari said.
He also wished the prime minister “full recovery and good health in the coming days.”
Johnson was discharged recently after spending six days at St Thomas' Hospital in Central London.
The British prime minister will continue his recovery from coronavirus at Chequers, his country manor in Buckinghamshire, a Downing Street spokesperson said.
Recall that the UK prime minister was admitted with persistent COVID-19 symptoms ten days after testing positive for coronavirus.
The spokesman said: “The PM has been discharged from hospital to continue his recovery, at Chequers. On the advice of his medical team, the PM will not be immediately returning to work.
“He wishes to thank everybody at St Thomas’ for the brilliant care he has received. All of his thoughts are with those affected by this illness.”
Johnson revealed that he tested positive for coronavirus in an announcement via his official Twitter account on Friday, March 27.
He explained that he took the test after he developed mild symptoms over the last 24 hours.
He went on to say that he is already self-isolating and will not step back from his duties as the prime minister for the time being.
Johnson had earlier been moved out of intensive care but remained hospitalized after his coronavirus symptoms remained consistent.
A Downing Street spokesperson had disclosed that the British prime minister was moved from the intensive care back to the ward on Thursday evening, April 9.
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