British PM Johnson will return to work on Monday, office says

British PM Johnson will return to work on Monday, office says

British PM Johnson will return to work on Monday, office says

Mr Hancock told Radio 4's Today programme on Friday morning: "The truth is that we need to get the number of new cases down, right down, and the lower you go, the more effective contact tracing is because the more resources you can put into each individual case that gets a positive test".

Depending on doctors' advice, Johnson may host Monday's daily Downing Street news conference and possibly take on the new Labour leader Keir Starmer at Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, Sky News reported.

Johnson, who spent a week in hospital in early April including three nights in intensive care, is "raring to go" as he prepares to return from his country residence to his Downing Street office in London, a source there said on Sunday.

He hasn't been seen in public since posting a video on Twitter on 12 April in which he thanked staff at St Thomas' Hospital in London for saving his life.

Mr Johnson's return to work comes at a crucial time, as pressure mounts on the government to ease coronavirus lockdown measures.

According the latest official figures, a total of 20,732 patients had died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the United Kingdom as of 5pm on Saturday, up by 413 from the day before.

NHS England medical director Professor Stephen Powis said while the number of patients in hospital was continuing to fall, it could easily pick back up if the restrictions were relaxed.

Meanwhile, the worldwide death toll was at 201,907 as of Saturday afternoon, according to a tally compiled by John Hopkins University from government figures.

The message remained stern to Britain's residents to stay at home as the country continues to battle the outbreak.

The government has been under scrutiny, especially over shortages in personal protective equipment and a lack of widespread testing, particularly of frontline health and social care workers.

Hargreaves, who also gave £1 million ($1.2 million) to the Conservatives' election war chest, said an extended lockdown would "do more harm to people's health by putting them out of work and ruining their businesses".

"We've made a great deal of progress, but actually we're not out of the woods yet, we really are not", she said. Final decision will be at the discretion of the Taipei Times.

"Downing Street denied that Cummings and another advisor, Ben Warner, were members of what is supposed to be the politically independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) but said they attended so as to "understand better" the scientific debates concerning this emergency".

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