Official: Boris Johnson confirmed for work on Monday


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be back at work on Monday, a Downing Street spokeswoman confirmed on Saturday.

Johnson, 55, will resume, after recovering from a case of coronavirus disease.

The disease sent him into intensive care for three nights in early April.

But he overcame it.

He will take back control of a government under pressure from the economic fallout of shutdowns, slammed to curb the spread of the highly infectious virus.

He will also confront a rising death toll, which was over 20,000 as of Saturday.

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.

Britain’s interior minister urged Britons to stick to the lockdown rules earlier on Saturday.

But many lawmakers want restrictions to be eased to bolster the economy, which budget forecasters say could be heading into its deepest recession in more than 300 years.

Johnson was taken to St Thomas’s Hospital in central London suffering from COVID-19 symptoms on April 5, and spent April 6-9 in intensive care.


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