Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of intensive care

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Prime Minster Boris Johnson, who was taken into hospital for treatment earlier this week after testing positive for coronavirus, appears to be getting better.

The prime minster has now been moved out of intensive care and back into a hospital ward, Downing Street has said.

While this is a good sign that he is recovering, hospital staff will still need to watch him carefully for a while to make sure he doesn't get sick again.

A spokesperson for Downing Street said that Mr Johnson was "in extremely good spirits."

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The prime minister was admitted into hospital on Monday, ten days after he tested positive for coronavirus.

Soon after he was taken to hospital, the Mr Johnson was then put in intensive care.

This is an area within a hospital that looks after patients that are more seriously ill - they might provide the patient with equipment to help them breathe.

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Thankfully, Mr Johnson appears to be recovering well.

Lots of people have been sharing their support and well wishes.

United States President Donald Trump tweeted: "Great News: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just been moved out of Intensive Care. Get well Boris!!!"

Sir Keir Starmer, the new leader of the Labour party, said "I hope it is the beginnings of a speedy recovery."

So good that the Prime Minister is out of intensive care and on the road to recovery. The NHS is there for us all and I know our amazing NHS staff have given him their characteristic world-class care.

Matt Hancock, Health Secretary

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