Boris Johnson And Carrie Symonds Announce Birth Of Baby Boy

29 April 2020, 10:18 | Updated: 29 April 2020, 10:34

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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have had a baby boy.

Boris Johnson has announced the arrival of his ‘healthy baby boy’.

The Prime Minister’s partner, Carrie Symonds, gave birth at London hospital earlier this morning.

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A spokesperson confirmed the news and said ‘both mother and baby are doing very well’.

They added: “The PM and Ms Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS maternity team.”

MPs have rushed to congratulate the couple on social media.

Ian Duncan Smith tweeted: “Congratulations @BorisJohnson & @carriesymonds such wonderful news! Baby boy!”

Matt Hancock wrote: “So thrilled for Boris and Carrie. Wonderful to have a moment of unalloyed joy!”

Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, also sent his congratulations, writing: Wonderful news. “Many congratulations to Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds.”

Both Boris and his partner Carrie were diagnosed with coronavirus last month.

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Carrie kept her followers on Twitter updated with her recovery, writing: “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.

“Being pregnant with Covid-19 is obviously worrying. To other pregnant women, please do read and follow the most up to date guidance which I found to be v reassuring.”

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