London – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be back at work on Monday, a Downing Street spokeswoman confirmed on Saturday, after having recovered from a case of coronavirus.
Johnson, 55 has been recuperating at his official country residence in Chequers after being released from St Thomas’ Hospital in London where he spent three nights in early April.
He is understood to have held a three-hour summit meeting with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab – who has been deputising for him – and Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Friday ahead of his return.
Raab has faced questions over how Britain will ease the lockdown without a deadly second wave of infections. Many other British have become increasingly critical over how the UK government has handled the pandemic, with limited testing and shortages of protective equipment for medical workers.
As of Saturday, Britain has recorded more than 20,000 deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.
With a number of lockdown rules, many British lawmakers’ want the restrictions eased to help bolster the economy and avoid heading into a deep recession.