İrem UZUN -TDO- Boris Johnson’s fiancee, Carrie Symonds, has given birth to their baby boy. A statement released by the couple said they had a “healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning”. A spokeswoman for the PM and his partner said both mother and baby are "doing very well". "The PM and Ms. Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS maternity team," the spokeswoman added.
Johnson tested positive and was admitted to intensive care with coronavirus on April 6. On Monday, he returned to work and warned public to "contain their impatience" in an address to the nation in Downing Street. "I know it is tough, and I want to get this economy moving as fast as I can... But I refuse to throw away all the effort and the sacrifice of the British people, and to risk a second major outbreak and huge loss of life and the overwhelming of the NHS," Johnson said.
Johnson and Symonds got engaged last year, and they announced in March that they were expecting a baby. They are the first unmarried couple to move into Downing Street together. The baby is Symonds' first child, while Johnson is known to have five more children. Symonds studied art consultant and theatre in Warwick University. She joined the Conservative Party as a press officer in 2010 and worked on Johnson's campaign to be re-elected mayor in London. She is a devoted environmentalist and seen as an influential figure in Westminster. She is credited both with pushing Johnson towards green issues as well as strengthening his public image.