London (CNN)Two nurses thanked by Boris Johnson for helping to save his life during his spell in intensive care for Covid-19 have been praised in their home countries, receiving messages of congratulations from their leaders and being hailed by their family members.In a video message on Sunday, the British Prime Minister named several medical workers who tended to him while he was in a London hospital last week.But he singled out two nurses — Jenny McGee from New Zealand and Luís Pitarma from Portugal — who stood by his bedside “for 48 hours when things could have gone either way.”McGee’s brother Rob told the New Zealand Herald that she was “blown away” by Johnson’s message — but added that “she just saw it as another day and kept just saying she is just doing her job.”New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern added that she has sent McGee a message on Facebook to thank her for her work, but hasn’t had a response yet.”Nor would I expect to hear back from her necessarily at all. She’s obviously on the front line and I imagine will be very focused on her job,” Ardern told reporters on Monday.And McGee’s high school, Verdon College


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