Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care, Downing Street has confirmed.
On Thursday night, a spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery.
“He is in extremely good spirits.”
The Prime Minister was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London on Sunday after his Covid-19 symptoms persisted for ten days.
On Monday he was moved into intensive care as a “precaution” following medical advice.
Earlier on Thursday, Downing Street said he’d had a “good night” at the hospital and praised the NHS for their “brilliant care”.
He was said to be continuing with “standard oxygen treatment”, while it was indicated he had not taken part in any drug trials for Covid-19.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon posted a thumbs up on Twitter at the “good news”.
In the US, President Donald Trump sent a message of support, tweeting: “Great news: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just been moved out of intensive care. Get well Boris!”