U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and fiancee Carrie Symonds welcome baby boy amid coronavirus crisis
- In February, Symonds announced the couple was expecting a child in “early summer”
- Both mother and baby are doing very well
LONDON (CNB News) – The U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds, have announced the birth of their first child together, just days after Johnson returned to work after recovering from the new coronavirus disease.
“The prime minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning,” a spokesperson for the couple announced on Wednesday morning. “Both mother and baby are doing very well. The PM and Ms Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS [National Health Service] maternity team.”
The birth of their first child together marks a welcome end to a turbulent period for Johnson, 55, and Symonds, 32, who are engaged to be married.
Late in March, the then pregnant Symonds announced that she had spent a week in bed with symptoms for coronavirus, after it was announced that the prime minister himself had tested positive. Then, Johnson’s condition worsened, and after being hospitalized he spent three nights in the ICU before being discharged.
I’ve spent the past week in bed with the main symptoms of Coronavirus. I haven’t needed to be tested and, after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and I’m on the mend.
— Carrie Symonds (@carriesymonds) April 4, 2020