Boris Johnson has spent almost a week in St Thomas’ Hospital in London after his coronavirus symptoms worsened on Sunday afternoon. He spent the previous week self isolating after he tested positive for COVID-19. Now it has emerged his fiancé Carrie Symonds has been keeping in touch with the Prime Minister by sending daily letters and scans of their unborn baby.
The couple has been apart for a month as Mr Johnson led the country’s coronavirus response.
But The Sun has revealed Ms Symonds sent the Prime Minister a number of letters and pictures while he was in intensive care earlier this week.
A source told the newspaper: “It’s been a very, very worrying time for Carrie.
“She has been urging Boris to get well for their unborn child.”
Insiders revealed that Get Well cards and letters for the PM have arrived at No 10 in their “thousands and thousands”.
Mr Johnson had spent time in intensive care, but was moved out after three days.
Number 10 stressed the Prime Minister was only in the early stages of recovery.
A Downing Street spokesman said: ‘The Prime Minister has been able to do short walks, between periods of rest, as part of the care he is receiving to aid his recovery.
Number 10 staff also uploaded classics such as Groundhog Day, Home Alone and Love Actually to an iPad.
Yesterday, a source said: “It’s a good time to fill in some of his cultural gaps.
“It might seem odd but he has never seen Home Alone.
“He prefers Greek poetry, doesn’t he?”
The PM is also understood to have taken the time to tackle Sudoku puzzles.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has also tested positive for coronavirus.
Mr Hancock has however recovered and has since given briefings and appeared on Question Time.
The total UK deaths from coronavirus are now at 8,958.
Only France has seen more deaths on a single day than Britain, though the French figures include care home deaths unlike those from the UK.
Additional reporting from Emily Ferguson.
Published at Fri, 10 Apr 2020 22:02:00 +0000