UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes baby boy
UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of a "healthy baby boy". The leader of the European country, made a recent recovery after being diagnosed with coronavirus and has said that both mother and baby are "doing very well".
The news of the baby's birth comes a few days after Johnson returned to No 10 Downing Street in London to resume his responsibilities as PM. Johnson's return marks three weeks since he was discharged from hospital where he was in intensive care.
"The PM and Ms Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS maternity team," the spokeswoman added.
CNN reports that Symonds, 32, has had a prominent career working in politics and was part of the campaign team that helped to get Johnson re-elected as mayor of London in 2012.
The 55-year-old Prime Minister has four children with his second wife, the barrister Marina Wheeler: Lara Lettice, 26, Milo Arthur, 24, Cassia Peaches, 22, and Theodore Apollo, 20. However, Johnson has repeatedly refused to disclose publicly how many children he has.
Congratulations have started pouring in for the new parents on Twitter: