Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancee is recovering from coronavirus symptoms

Cheryl Sanders
April 6, 2020

Johnson said on Friday that he remained isolated with mild symptoms of COVID-19, including an elevated temperature, seven days after he first tested positive for the new coronavirus causing the respiratory disease.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancée Carrie Symonds leave the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England.

But in a tweeted video message, Mr Johnson said he is remaining in self-isolation with mild symptoms including a raised temperature. I have never wanted to be examined and, after seven days of relaxation, I really feel stronger and I'm on the mend.

Symonds has not been living with him during his isolation, AFP said.

I've spent the past week in bed with the main symptoms of Coronavirus.

The chief medical officer previously revealed that pregnant women are more vulnerable to COVID-19.

She said in a further tweet that "being pregnant with COVID-19 is obviously worrying" but she was reassured by the latest medical guidance. In an accompanying post, Johnson's partner, who is around six months pregnant and expecting the couple's baby in the coming months, added a link to guidance from the UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for pregnant women during the pandemic.

Symonds joins multiple high-ranking United Kingdom persons, including Johnson, Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Prince Charles, who have contracted COVID-19.

The RCOG reiterates Government recommendation that pregnant ladies "should pay particular attention to avoiding contact with people who are known to have Covid-19 or those who exhibit possible symptoms".

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