Boris Johnson’s father says the British prime minister needs time to recover from the new coronavirus and is unlikely to be back at work soonBy JILL LAWLESS Associated PressApril 10, 2020, 1:37 PM4 min readLONDON — British Prime minister Boris Johnson needs time to recover from the new coronavirus and is unlikely to be back at work soon, his father said Friday, as millions of Britons began an Easter holiday weekend in lockdown. The 55-year-old U.K. leader spent three nights in the intensive care unit at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London after his COVID-19 symptoms worsened. He was moved back to a regular ward on Thursday evening, and his office said he was in “the early phase of his recovery.” Johnson’s spokesman, James Slack, said the prime minister “was waving his thanks to all the nurses and doctors that he saw as he was being moved from the intensive care unit back to the ward.” Johnson’s father said the prime minister needs to “rest up.” “He has to take time,” Stanley Johnson told the BBC. “I cannot believe you can walk away from this and get straight back to Downing Street and pick up the reins without a period of


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