ONE of the first Covid-19 patients at Southend Hospital has left its critical care unit after a month battling the virus, declaring he can't wait for a beer and a curry. 

The patient, who remains weak, is now in the high dependency unit at Southend Hospital where he will received continued treatment for coronavirus

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Revealing the news on Twitter, Southend Hospital's critical care unit said: "Today one of our first patients admitted with Covid-19 went to the HDU after a month in Critical Care.

"He is very weak but looking forward to a curry and lager - hope he doesn't have to wait too long!!