Shehbaz Sharif wishes UK PM early recovery
April 8, 2020 01:57 AM
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif expressed his good wishes for the speedy recovery of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.
Shehbaz Sharif said it was worrisome news but he hoped that PM Boris would resume his responsibilities soon.
As per the UK media reports, a spokesman of 10 Downing Street said PM Boris was moved on the advice of his medical team and was receiving "excellent care".
Meanwhile, Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise "where necessary", the spokesman added.
The prime minister, 55, was admitted to hospital in London with "persistent symptoms" on Sunday evening.
Globally, the number of people diagnosed with the virus now exceeds 1.3 million. More than 74,500 people have died due to this deadly respiratory virus while nearly 285,000 have recovered, as per the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.