UK PM Johnson says 'things could have gone either way' in virus struggle
Boris Johnson is the most high-profile leader to suffer from the coronavirus.
LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday that "things could have gone either way" in his struggle against coronavirus in a video recorded after he left hospital following intensive care treatment.
"I hope they won't mind if I mention in particular two nurses who stood by my bedside for 48 hours when things could have gone either way," he said, as he praised his medical team at London's St Thomas' Hospital.
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
Johnson said Britain "will defeat" the coronavirus pandemic.
"We will defeat this coronavirus and defeat it together," the 55-year-old leader said, seated and dressed in a suit and tie.
"Though the struggle is by no means over, we are now making progress in this incredible national battle."
Johnson is the most high-profile leader to suffer from the coronavirus.
It is unclear how quickly he will be able to return to work, with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab currently deputising for him.