Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Boris Johnson will be back at work, spokeswoman confirmed

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: Reuters

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be back at work on Monday, a Downing Street spokeswoman confirmed, after having recovered from a case of coronavirus that sent him to intensive care for three nights in early April.

Johnson, 55, will take back control of a government under pressure from the economic fallout of shutdowns aimed at curbing the spread of the highly infectious virus, as well as a rising death toll.

As of Saturday, Britain has recorded more than 20,000 deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

Criticism is growing over the government response to the pandemic, with limited testing and shortages of protective equipment for medical workers and carers.

Johnson’s stand-in leader Dominic Raab has faced questions over how Britain will ease the lockdown without a deadly second wave of infections.

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