Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds Announce Baby's Birth
- Author: Sonia Alvarado May 01, 2020,
May 01, 2020, 0:15
And finally, Johnson said, the United Kingdom must "make sure" that the measures the country takes do not risk a second spike of infections that would "overwhelm" the NHS.
Johnson and Symonds thanked the "fantastic NHS maternity team" for their work delivering the child at a London hospital. Symonds also had symptoms of the virus but recovered swiftly.
Johnson, 55, is the father of at least six children, four with his second wife, Marina Wheeler, from whom he is divorced, and one with art consultant Helen Macintyre, with whom he had an affair.
The pair have been living together at 10 Downing Street since last July when Boris became leader of the Conservative party.
David Cameron's wife, Samantha, gave birth to their daughter, Florence, in 2010 and Tony Blair's wife Cherie gave birth to their son, Leo, in 2006.
"This is the moment when we can press home our advantage", said Johnson, referring to a declining number of COVID-19 cases in hospitals.
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He also appreciated the role of community leaders in the campaign against the disease. We will always have to remain cautious.
The First Minister said the news was "lovely" after a "roller coaster" few weeks, for the Prime Minister in-particular.
Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, who filled in for Johnson during his absence, will take the place of Johnson at Prime Minister's Questions later Wednesday.
The speaker of the lower House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle, was among the first to congratulate the new parents.
Downing Street announced the news on Wednesday (April 29).
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sent her congratulations and good wishes to the couple and "the wee one", tweeting: "Some good news".
She left to work for an ocean conservation charity, and uses her Twitter account to speak out against animal cruelty and plastic pollution.
The couple announced they were engaged earlier this year - and that Ms Symonds was expecting her their first child.
There was a brief controversy when, during Johnson's campaign for the Conservative leadership a year ago, police were called to the couple's south London home after alleged reports of a loud argument.