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UK PM Boris Johnson and his fiancee welcome baby boy to world

London, 29 Apr (efe-epa).- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds announced the birth of their baby boy on Wednesday morning.

Both the mother and newborn were reported to be “doing very well”.

“The prime minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning,” a spokeswoman to the PM said.

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

Symonds and Johnson had previously said the baby was due in the early summer, although the couple never confirmed a date.

The birth of Johnson’s son came after he returned to work on Monday following his recovery from Covid-19.

The PM tested positive for Covid-19 on 27 March with mild symptoms and was admitted to hospital on 5 April after his condition deteriorated.

He spent three nights in intensive care at St Thomas’ Hospital in London where he received oxygen treatment before being discharged on 12 April.

After leaving hospital Johnson said he owed his life to NHS staff and was quoted by British media as telling a cabinet meeting on Sunday that public health was the government’s top priority.

He thanked the British public for the “sheer grit and guts” they had shown in the face of the crisis, which he described as the “biggest single challenge” the nation has faced since World War Two during a speech on Monday.

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