The prime minister’s pregnant fiancee, Carrie Symonds, has revealed that she has coronavirus.
Posting on Twitter on Saturday, Symonds, who has been in self-isolation since the prime minister tested positive for the virus, says she has been suffering with Covid-19 for the past week, despite not being officially diagnosed with the disease.
Symonds, 32, who is about six months pregnant with the baby due in the early summer, reportedly left Downing Street at least a fortnight ago.
In a Twitter post, she wrote: “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.”
In a second post, with a link directing users to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists advice page for pregnant women and their families, she added: “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 v reassuring.”