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Carrie Symonds, fiancee of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, gave birth to a baby boy, today, the couple announced.

She delivered the baby at a NHS hospital in London on Wednesday morning.

A spokeswoman for the Prime Minister and his partner said both mum and baby are “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. Both mother and baby are doing very well.

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

The news comes three days , after Johnson returned to work, having survived coronavirus infection.

He spent four days in intensive care at the St Thomas Hospital, in central London.

Ms Symonds was also in bed for a week with the virus and had isolated from her partner in the last week of March, thought to be at their South London flat.

The couple were engaged earlier this year.

Johnson has four children, two boys and two girls from his previous marriage to Marina Wheeler.

They divorced in 2018 after 25 years of marriage.

There were reports Johnson may have had two other children from extra-marital affairs.