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The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from hospital.

He had been recovering from the coronavius at St Thomas' Hospital in London.

Downing Street says he will not return to work immediately, and will instead recuperate at his country house.

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Mr Johnson earlier praised the "exemplary" care he has received from doctors and nurses during his coronavirus treatment, saying: "I owe them my life."

Hailing the work of medics he said: "I can't thank them enough."

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson chairs a morning update meeting on the coronavirus (COVID-19) remotely from No11 Downing Street, after self isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus. Photo by: Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/dpa

Mr Johnson spent his seventh night in hospital after being admitted last Sunday, 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19.

He was transferred to intensive care on Monday after his condition worsened.

The 55-year-old spent three nights there, before Downing Street confirmed he was in the "early phase of his recovery" and had been moved back to a normal hospital ward.

Mr Johnson's fiancee Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant, has also been ill with coronavirus symptoms in recent weeks.

However she has not been tested for the virus.

The British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is deputising for Mr Johnson in his absence.

Main image: File photo shows a view of St Thomas' Hospital in London, where British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in care after testing positive for coronavirus. Picture by: unreguser/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

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