Boris Johnson's fiancée Carrie Symonds gives birth to 'healthy' baby boy

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds.
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds. Photo credit: Getty

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's fiancée Carrie Symonds has given birth to a "healthy" baby boy on Wednesday (NZ time).

A spokesperson for the couple said both mother and baby were doing "very well" after the birth in a London hospital earlier in the day.

"The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning," they said.

"Both mother and baby are doing very well.

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

Johnson and Symonds announced in February they were engaged and were expecting a baby.

Johnson himself has been in hospital recently, after he contracted a case of COVID-19 that sent him to intensive care for three nights in early April.

He's now back on his feet and dealing with the economic fallout of shutdowns aimed at curbing the spread of the highly infectious virus, as well as a rising death toll.

Reuters / Newshub.