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Boris Johnson back in London after recovering from virus: UK PM's office

British PM Boris Johnson returned to his official London residence after spending more than two weeks recovering from a coronavirus infection, his office said on Sunday.

“I can confirm that the prime minister has returned to Downing Street,” an official told AFP.

Johnson is back in Downing Street ready to take charge of the Government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Prime Minister arrived back in No 10 on Sunday evening three weeks after he was hospitalised with the disease.

He returned to a growing chorus of calls from senior Tories to begin easing the lockdown amid mounting dismay at the damage it was causing to the economy.

Earlier, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab insisted there could be no immediate relaxation, saying the outbreak was still at a “delicate and dangerous” stage.

Mr Johnson - who has spent the past fortnight recuperating at his official country residence at Chequers - is expected to chair the Monday morning meeting of the Government’s Covid-19 “war cabinet”.

He prepared for his return with a “summit” of Friday with Mr Raab, who has been deputising for him, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and senior aides.


Mr. Johnson will resume his duties on Monday after recovering at his country residence.

Global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 200,000 on Saturday as countries took cautious steps toward easing some lockdowns.

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