İrem GÖL -TDO- The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has returned to Downing Street, where the government is headquartered, for the first time since he was admitted to hospital with Covid 19 on 6 April. Johnson spent three nights on an intensive care ward, and was released from hospital on 12 April. He has been recuperating in Chequers since, his country house in Buckinghamshire. Johnson has not been doing any official government work during his convalescence at his county residence, although last week he spoke to the Queen and the US President Donald Trump.
The Prime Minister will chair the regular morning cabinet meeting on Covid-19 before holding talks with senior ministers and officials. He arrived at the Downing Street no 10 on Sunday evening. He is expected to resume the full-time duties as the prime minister, and also the charge of the UK’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Although there is a mounting pressure from some MPs to begin lifting the lockdown, the Health Minister Edward Argar told it was not the time to ease up even if people were feeling frustrated. He said: “We’re not in a place where scientists say it is safe to ease the restrictions. We need to keep these in place to keep the that infection under control, and not to lose the gains we’ve all made.”