UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from hospital after a week of treatment for Covid-19 and will go to Chequers to continue his recovery.

UK Prime minister was being treated at St Thomas’ hospital in south London, where he spent three nights in the intensive care unit after his situation had deteriorated.

The spokesman said: “The PM has been discharged from hospital to continue his recovery, at Chequers.”

“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.” Spokesman added.

The development means Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, will continue to deputise for Johnson in his absence, having taken over when the prime minister went to intensive care on Monday night.