- Title: 'Boris is out' - UK papers react as PM Johnson is released from intensive care
- Date: 10th April 2020
- Summary: CAPTIONS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE GUARDIAN, READING (English): "PM OUT ON INTENSIVE CARE BUT STILL IN HOSPITAL" / "MINISTER'S LOCKDOWN JOURNEY TO SEE PARENTS" THE GUARDIAN HEADLINE, READING (English): "HUNDREDS DYING OF VIRUS IN CARE HOMES NOT COUNTED IN OFFICIAL DATA"
- Keywords: Boris Johnson British Prime Minister COVID-19 ICU PM St Thomas' hospital coronavirus intensive care lockdown outbreak pandemic
- Reuters ID: LVA005C8WRBRB
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Duration: 00:00:20
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: The news of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's release from intensive care dominated British newspaper headlines on Friday (April 10).
Downing Street has said the 55-year-old is in "good spirits' after leaving the intensive care unit (ICU) at St Thomas' Hospital in central London on Thursday (April 9).
Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday (April 5) evening with a persistent high temperature and cough, and was rushed to intensive care on Monday (April 6).
He was the first world leader to be hospitalized with the coronavirus, forcing him to hand control of the world's fifth-largest economy to foreign minister Dominic Raab just as Britain's outbreak approaches its most deadly peak.
In addition to the news regarding Johnson, front pages also featured reports that senior cabinet minister Robert Jenrick had made trips to his second home and his parents' address despite instructing the public to adhere to the national lockdown rules.
The government has repeatedly advised members of the public to stay at home, except to make short, essential journeys, in order to curb the spread of the virus.
Government instructions state that no trips should be made to visit family members who live at a different address.
Scotland's chief medical officer has already resigned after flouting her own advice to stay at home.
With the nation expected to experience warm weather over the Easter weekend, the government has urged Britons to avoid the temptation of venturing out to see family or friends.
Britain is enduring its third week of stringent restrictions, during which police have assumed new powers to fine people straying too far or too long from home unless on essential work or seeking food and medicines.
The COVID-19 death toll is currently 7,978 - the fifth highest in the world.
(Production: Gerhard Mey, Ben Dangerfield)
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