Boris Johnson will go back to work on Monday and take control of this U.K.’s tackling of this pandemic, a month later he was struck by the coronavirus.
The government was without a leader because the prime minister has been admitted into the hospital on April 5.
Since being published he has been gradually easing his way back, holding daily movie calls using Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and his Downing Street staff, and talking to his crucial medical advisors Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance.
“The PM was doing all the proper things and after his doctor’s advice to return to work,” a Downing Street official said. “He’s raring to go.”
Johnson’s return comes in a second critical juncture for the authorities, that has found itself on the defensive because the Covid-19 catastrophe began.
There is some evidence that Johnson’s expertise in St. Thomas’ Hospital — he had been admitted to the intensive care unit, also credited the team there with saving his life — has left him gung-ho in his approach to the virus.
When some European nations were starting lockdown processes in mid-March,” Johnson said at the time that this sort of response was unnecessary.
Fast forward a couple of weeks and he is reported to be especially careful about whether lifting social-distancing steps would risk another wave of this virus in a time everyday instances have leveled off and deaths have begun to decline.
According to the Telegraph newspaper, travelers coming in Britain is going to be put in quarantine for up to fourteen days under a program being modulated by Home Secretary Priti Patel.