British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has described his survival of the deadly coronavirus and final discharge from Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as a miracle.
“It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it. I kept asking myself, how am I going to get out of this?”
Boris Johnson, in an interview with the Sun on Sunday, said that he was given “litres and litres of oxygen” to keep him alive.
The prime minister explained how he was wired up to monitors and found the “indicators kept going in the wrong direction.”
He said that his week in London’s St Thomas’ Hospital left him driven by a desire to both stop others suffering and to get the UK “back on its feet.
“It was hard to believe that in just a few days my health had deteriorated to this extent,” the prime minister told the Sun on Sunday.
“The doctors had all sorts of arrangements for what to do if things went badly wrong.”
He said that his recovery was down to “wonderful, wonderful nursing.”
Boris Johnson said that he felt “lucky” given that so many others were still suffering.
“And so if you ask me, ‘Am I driven by a desire to stop other people suffering?’ Yes, I absolutely am.
“But I am also driven by an overwhelming desire to get our country as a whole back on its feet, healthy again, going forward in a way that we can and I’m very confident we’ll get there.”
Boris Johnson was diagnosed with coronavirus on March 26 and was admitted to hospital 10 days later. The following day, he was moved to intensive care.
The total number of reported coronavirus-related deaths in the UK now stands at 28,131 – an increase of 621 on Friday’s figure.