Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning.
Both mother and baby are doing very well, their spokesperson has said.
They added: “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.”
Johnson only returned to work Monday after spending a week in hospital, including three nights in intensive care, suffering from coronavirus.
Earlier this month, it was revealed his recovery from the illness was aided by seeing ultrasound scans of his unborn son.
His concerned fiancé sent Johnson daily letters and scans of their unborn baby to lift his morale while he was in intensive care.
A Downing Street source had told the Sun at the time: “It’s been a very, very worrying time for Carrie. She has been urging Boris to get well for their unborn child.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock posted on Twitter: “So thrilled for Boris and Carrie. Wonderful to have a moment of unalloyed joy!”
And Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer tweeted: “Wonderful news. Many congratulations to Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds.”
Boris Johnson’s position on life issues is largely unclear. Since becoming an MP in 2001, Johnson has abstained from the majority of votes on life issues.
However, in 2015 he was among 330 MPs who roundly defeated a Bill seeking to introduce assisted suicide in the UK.