A 106-year-old woman was applauded by healthcare workers as she became one of Britain’s oldest patients to recover from the coronavirus, Wednesday, April 15.
READ MORE: The leader of Britain’s main opposition party on Wednesday accused the government of being too slow to impose a lockdown when the novel coronavirus first hit the country.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson initially refrained from approving the stringent controls that other European leaders imposed but then closed down the country when projections showed a quarter of a million people could die in Britain.
So far, more than 12,000 people with COVID-19 have died in British hospitals, though new official data indicates the true death toll could be much larger.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson contracted the coronavirus but was recently released from the hospital after a week of treatment.