Russian former spy Sergei Skripal is no longer in a critical condition doctors have said.
Salisbury District Hospital said Mr Skripal is responding well to treatment and “improving rapidly”.
Mr Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, have been in hospital for more than a month after being found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury after it was discovered they had been poisoned with a toxic nerve agent called Novichok.
The UK Government subsequently launched a diplomatic attack on Russia that has led to a global reaction following Britain’s lead.
Despite this, Russia continued to deny all allegations against them saying they are “horrific and unsubstantiated.”
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) April 4, 2018
Ms Skripal is now conscious and talking in hospital.
Dr Christine Blanshard, medical director at Salisbury District Hospital said: “Last Thursday, I informed you that Yulia Skripal’s condition had improved to stable.
“As Yulia herself says, her strength is growing daily and she can look forward to the day when she is well enough to leave the hospital.
“Any speculation on when that date will be is just that – speculation.
“In the meantime, Yulia has asked for privacy while she continues to get better – something I’d like to urge the media to respect.”
Dr Blanshard added: “I also want to update you on the condition of her father, Sergei Skripal. He is responding well to treatment, improving rapidly and is no longer in a critical condition.”
Following the announcement, the Russian Embassy tweeted “Good news!”