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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes baby boy just weeks after coronavirus infection

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds are parents of a healthy baby boy. (AAP)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of a boy at a London hospital.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of a "healthy baby boy" at a London hospital.

The news of the birth comes just weeks after the PM was discharged from intensive care where he had been battling coronavirus.

"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 spokesman said. 

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

Boris Johnson recently made his first public appearance after recovering from the virus.
Boris Johnson recently made his first public appearance after recovering from the virus.
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Mr Johnson, 55, and Ms Symonds, 32, announced in March they were expecting a baby in "early summer", and that they had become engaged at the end of last year.

Ms Symonds also suffered symptoms of the disease.

Mr Johnson has previously suggested he intends to take paternity leave, although it is not known if this remains the case given the coronavirus crisis.

He will not appear on Wednesday afternoon at Prime Minister's Questions in the Commons.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted: "So thrilled for Boris and Carrie. Wonderful to have a moment of unalloyed joy!"

Chancellor Rishi Sunak tweeted: "Great to hear Downing Street is getting a new resident. Congratulations to @BorisJohnson and @carriesymonds on the birth of their son."

Former chancellor Sajid Javid also took to Twitter: "Congratulations @carriesymonds @BorisJohnson. Such wonderful uplifting news!"

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer tweeted: "Wonderful news. Many congratulations to Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds."

Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith tweeted: "Congratulations @BorisJohnson & @carriesymonds such wonderful news! Baby boy!"

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