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British PM Boris Johnson taking ‘short walks’ in hospital: Downing Street

British PM Boris Johnson taking ‘short walks’ in hospital: Downing Street

World
April 10 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been able to briefly walk in his hospital room as he recovers from COVID-19, a statement from the British government said Friday. "The prime minister has been able to do short walks, between periods of rest, as part of the care he is receiving to aid his recovery," a news release from Downing Street said. "He has spoken to his doctors and thanks the whole clinical team for the incredible care he has received. His thoughts are with those affected by this terrible disease," the statement said. Johnson was transferred out of intensive care Thursday at London's St. Thomas' Hospital after spending three nights in the intensive care unit as he recovered from COVID-19. The British prime minister was taken to the hospital Sunday after 10...
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson must rest up, says PM’s father

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson must rest up, says PM’s father

Health
Boris Johnson "must rest up" after he was moved from intensive care with coronavirus, his father has said. "He almost took one for the team and we've got to make sure we play properly now," Stanley Johnson told the BBC.Scientific adviser Prof Neil Ferguson, who was asked about coming out of lockdown, said it would likely "be targeted by age, by geography".Meanwhile, the government has launched a campaign urging people to stay at home over the Easter Bank Holiday.Stanley Johnson spoke of his "relief" and said the whole family was "tremendously grateful" that the prime minister had been moved out of intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital, adding that he thought his illness had "got the whole country to realise this is a serious even...
Johnson to axe network of business councils

Johnson to axe network of business councils

Business
Dozens of business leaders could be forced to relinquish their roles as advisers to the prime minister as part of a shake-up of Boris Johnson's engagements with industry bosses.Sky News has learnt that Downing Street officials are keen to overhaul the network of five business councils set up in November 2018 by Mr Johnson's predecessor, Theresa May. Although Mr Johnson held one meeting last October with the council co-chairs - including the technology entrepreneur Brent Hoberman, Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis and Sir Ian Davis, the Rolls Royce Holdings chairman - City sources said on Thursday that there had been no attempt to reactivate the network since December's general election.It remained possible but unlikely, they said, that the existing structure would remain in place.Business c...
Watch: Dwayne Johnson thanks fans for support after dad Rocky’s death

Watch: Dwayne Johnson thanks fans for support after dad Rocky’s death

Entertainment
Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Film star and former pro wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson took to social media Sunday to thank well-wishers for their support in the days following his dad Rocky's death. "Hard to express how deeply grateful I am for all your love, mana & support My family and I thank you. Go hug your loved ones hard, while you still can. I love you. DJ #ripsoulman," Johnson posted alongside an outdoor Instagram video of him expressing similar sentiments. "You have lifted my spirits," he told his fans in the 8-minute clip, which has already gotten nearly 8 million views. "As you know, I lost my old man a few days ago. I lost him just like that," Johnson said, snapping his fingers. "I didn't get to say goodbye to him. I would give anything right now to give him a big, old hug and a ...
Famous birthdays for Dec. 15: Michelle Dockery, Don Johnson

Famous birthdays for Dec. 15: Michelle Dockery, Don Johnson

Entertainment
Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius. They include: -- The Roman Emperor Nero in A.D. 37 -- French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, builder of the Paris tower that bears his name and engineer of the Statue of Liberty, in 1832 -- Billionaire oilman J. Paul Getty in 1892 -- Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer -- Comic actor Tim Conway in 1933 -- Rock musician Dave Clark in 1939 (age 80) -- Actor Don Johnson in 1949 (age 70) File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- Actor Helen Slater in 1963 (age 56) -- Actor Garrett Wang in 1968 (age 51) -- Actor Adam Brody in 1979 (age 40) -- Actor Michelle Dockery in 1981 (age 38) -- Actor Charlie Cox in 1982 (age 37) -- Ac...