The Prime Minister’s father Stanley Johnson says his son will need a period of rest after being moved from intensive care.
But Stanley Johnson says the whole family are ‘amazingly grateful’ for the efforts of the NHS workers and the public outpouring of support for his son.
The 79-year-old said the Prime Minister’s illned showed just how serious the coronavirus outbreak was.
“To use that American expression, he almost took one for the team. We have got to make sure we play the game properly now,” he told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.
He played down suggestions that his son would now quickly return to work at Downing Street.
“This is pretty straightforward now. He must rest up. As I understand it, he has moved from the ICU into a recovery unit but I don’t think you can say this is out of the wood now,” he said.
“He has to take time. 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 readjustment.”
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