Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from hospital a week after being admitted with persistent coronavirus symptoms.
But Downing Street said he would not be returning to work immediately on doctors’ orders and would instead head to his country residence in Buckinghamshire to recuperate.
A Number 10 spokesman said: “The PM has been discharged from hospital to continue his recovery at Chequers.
Police outside St Thomas’ Hospital in central London (Jonathan Brady/PA)
“On the advice of his medical team, the PM will not be immediately returning to work.
“He wishes to thank everybody at St Thomas’ for the brilliant care he has received.
“All of his thoughts are with those affected by this illness.”