Coronavirus: Carrie Symonds thanks NHS staff as she joins Boris Johnson at Chequers

Carrie Symonds, the fiancee of Boris Johnson, has thanked NHS staff who looked after the prime minister while he was in intensive care with coronavirus.

Ms Symonds said on Twitter that life got “very dark” at times while her husband-to-be was in hospital.

Mr Johnson spent a week in St Thomas’ Hospital, including three nights in intensive care. He was discharged on Easter Sunday.

“The staff at St Thomas’ Hospital have been incredible,” she wrote, “I will never, ever be able to repay you and I will never stop thanking you.”

The couple, who are expecting their first child together in the summer, have now retreated to the prime minister’s country home of Chequers while he recovers from the coronavirus.

“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,” Ms Symonds tweeted.

“Thank you also to everyone who sent such kind messages of support. Today I’m feeling incredibly lucky.”

Ms Symonds, a former party communications head, sent letters daily to her fiance while he was in hospital.

The 32-year-old previously experienced symptoms of COVID-19, but was not tested.

She advised on Twitter that expectant parents should follow guidance from The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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