Boris Johnson and fiancee Carrie Symonds announce birth of their son
The baby was born just days after the British leader returned to work, having recovered from a serious case of covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Symonds had also been sick with the coronavirus, but suffered a more moderate course of the illness.
“The prime minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning,” the statement read.
The couple thanked “the fantastic NHS maternity team.” The BBC reported that Johnson was understood to be at the hospital for the birth.
Other questions remained: What does a man named Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson call his son? No name has yet been announced.
And will Johnson take the two weeks paternity leave that fathers in Britain are allowed? In 2010, David Cameron became the first British prime minister to take paternity leave while in office. Paid paternity leave was introduced in Britain in 2003.
[Source: Washington Post]