The Portuguese nurse that Boris Johnson praised for helping him beat coronavirus has been pictured for the first time.
The Prime Minister singled out a nurse he named as Luis from Portugal earlier today after being released from hospital.
It later emerged the Portuguese president had also contacted Luis to offer him his thanks. He named him in full as Luis Pitarma.
The 461 – year-old is said to have left his home region of Aveiro to studying nursing in Lisbon and moved to London a year after qualifying in
A statement issued by the Portuguese president’s office said: “Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa would like to highlight the special recognition the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given Portuguese nurse Luis Pitarma for his work and care during his time in intensive care.