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Carrie Symonds shares emotional message as fiancé Boris Johnson is released from hospital

The Prime Minister's partner is pregnant with their first child

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Diane Shipley
Senior Online Writer
April 12, 2020
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson's fiancée Carrie Symonds paid a heartfelt tribute to the NHS for their treatment of her partner, who was admitted to hospital with COVID-19 last weekend. After spending a couple of nights in intensive care, Boris was moved to a ward and has now been released. He will spend some time at his country home of Chequers before returning to Downing Street when he has fully recovered.

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Taking to Twitter on Easter Sunday, Carrie, who is pregnant with the couple's first child, posted a series of emotional messages. Although she did not mention her partner by name, the context of her tweets was clear. They began: "I cannot thank our magnificent NHS enough. The staff at St Thomas’ Hospital have been incredible. I will never, ever be able to repay you and I will never stop thanking you [rainbow emoji]."

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The conservationist went on: "There were times last week that were very dark indeed. My heart goes out to all those in similar situations, worried sick about their loved ones." Carrie concluded: "Thank you also to everyone who sent such kind messages of support. Today I’m feeling incredibly lucky."

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Carrie shared the emotional message on Twitter

Her followers responded with empathetic messages, which included: "So delighted for you Carrie, we are all rooting for our Prime Minister @BorisJohnson to recover fully from his awful ordeal. Many thanks to the NHS staff who saved him; we are so grateful to them. Wishing all those suffering recovery & those serving strength & perseverance," and: "So glad our PM is on the mend, and a big thanks to our wonderful NHS staff. Take care and enjoy the rest of the Easter holidays."

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The 32-year-old revealed earlier this month that she had been in bed for a week with symptoms she suspected were coronavirus but had subsequently recovered. She tweeted: "I haven’t needed to be tested and, after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and I’m on the mend."

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