The 32-year-old is at least six months pregnant with her first child and has been experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 for the past few days. The Prime Minister was admitted to the ICU at St Thomas’ Hospital at 7pm tonight after his condition worsened. On Saturday she revealed she had spent a week in bed but thankfully seemed to be showing signs of improvement.
She said: “I’ve spent the past week in bed with the main symptoms of coronavirus.
“I haven’t needed to be tested and, after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and I’m on the mend.”
She admitted “being pregnant with COVID-19 is obviously worrying” and urged other expectant mums to follow the advice of health officials.
After a spokesperson for No10 announced Mr Johnson had been transferred to ICU, support began to pour in for Carrie.
Carrie Symonds is expecting her first baby with Boris Johnson
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Some people pointed out how this must be a “terrifying moment” for her and she would no doubt need “someone’s hand to hold”.
One person wrote: “Wishing our Prime Minister the very best & a full speedy recovery.
“My thoughts & best wishes to his family, especially his fiancée Carrie Symonds who must be going through the hardest of times with their first child due later in the year.”
Jemima Goldsmith said: “This must be a terrifying time for @carriesymonds.
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“Sick with coronavirus herself, due to give birth to her first baby very soon and the father of her child in intensive care."
Really hope @BorisJohnson recovers quickly.”
And Georgia Toffolo tweeted: “Saying a little prayer for Boris Johnson tonight and you @carriesymonds.”
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And a fourth person tweeted: “Poor @carriesymonds This is not what a pregnant women needs.
“I hope she is getting lots of support and is looking after yourself.”
Mr Johnson and his girlfriend broke the news in February that they are expecting a baby and are engaged to be married.
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The couple said their child is due in spring.
On Monday a spokesperson for No10 said: “Since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus.
“Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital.
Boris and Carrie announced their baby news in February and said they plan to marry
“The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary.
“The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.”
Buckingham Palace said Downing Street was keeping the Queen constantly updated on any developments with the Prime Minister’s condition.