New Delhi: Carrie Symonds, the pregnant fiance of UK PM Boris Johnson, who had gone into self-isolation soon after Johnson tested positive for coronavirus, has said that she too had symptoms of COVID-19 but is now on the mend. Also Read - Will Continue Self-Isolation: Boris Johnson, in Video Message, Says 'Still Have a Temperature'
Notably, Symonds, who usually stays with Johnson at his official residence, was self-isolating separately as per the National Heatlh Service (NHS) guideline which mandates that pregnant women need to avoid contact with anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms. Also Read - UK to Massively Ramp up COVID-19 Tests, Says Boris Johnson in New Video Message
She tweeted: “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.” Also Read - 'Situation Likely to Worsen in Coming Days,' Boris Johnson to Warn Families in UK
“Being pregnant with COVID-19 is obviously worrying. To other pregnant women, please do read and follow the most up to date guidance which I found to be very reassuring,” she added in another tweet.
The 55-year-old Johnson and his 32-year-old partner had announced in February that they were expecting their first child together and were engaged to be married.
Johnson had announced on his Twitter account last Friday that he had tested positive for coronavirus and would be in self-isolation for a week. However, on April 3, when his self-isolation was scheduled to end, he announced that he would continue to observe it as he was still running a temperature.
There have been 41,903 positive cases of COVID-19 cases in the UK thus far, including 4,313 deaths.