British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s partner Carrie Symonds gave birth to a “healthy baby boy” in a London hospital, today. A spokesman for the couple said that the baby and the mother both are well. The news was very surprising as the 32-year-old Symonds was not thought to be due for several weeks, but as per reports she is doing “very well”.
The 55-year-old Boris Johnson returned to work just a day ago after being admitted to the hospital with coronavirus. He spent three nights in ICU. The spokesman further said, “The prime minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning.”
“Both mother and baby are doing very well.”
“The prime minister and Ms Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS (state-run National Health Service) maternity team,” he added.
This was the possible reason why Downing Street officials did not confirm whether Johnson would appear at his weekly question and answer session with members of parliament. On Wednesday, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab may take his place.
Johnson already has four children with his second wife, Marina Wheeler, from whom he got separated in 2018. The PM has been publicly dating Symonds, a former chief of communications for the Conservative party, since early 2019. The couple announced in February that they were getting married and expecting a baby “in the early summer”.
Just before Johnson became ill, Symonds moved out of Downing Street but later reported having coronavirus symptoms. She was in home quarantine and she recovered.