British PM Boris Johnson with his fiancee Carrie Symonds

British PM Boris Johnson with his fiancee Carrie Symonds

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds, has praised the medical staff, who helped Johnson come through his coronavirus illness.

Carrie wrote on Twitter; “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. There were times last week that were very dark indeed. My heart goes out to all those in similar situations, worried sick about their loved ones.’’

Before his recovery, Johnson spent three nights in intensive care at the hospital.

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Downing Street announced on Sunday he had been discharged and would continue his recovery at his official country residence.

The news came shortly before the governments of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales said that the number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain had surpassed 10,000.

Britain has recorded nearly 79,000 cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus.

Some 10,000 have died as the country’s National Health Service struggles to treat the large influx of patients.