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    The UK prime minister announced in March that he had been diagnosed with the coronavirus and was subsequently admitted to hospital, where he was taken to an intensive care unit. After defeating the disease, he was discharged from hospital and resumed his work.

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid tribute to the doctors who treated him for the coronavirus by naming his newborn son after them.

    Johnson's fiancée Carrie Symonds announced in an Instagram post that the couple decided to name the boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas.

    Symonds said that the names Wilfred and Lawrie came from Johnson's and her own grandfather respectively, while Nicholas was in honour of Nick Price and Nick Hart - the two medics who fought for Johnson's life at St Thomas' hospital in April.

    The two doctors who treated Johnson said they were honoured and humbled to have been recognised in this way.

    "Our warm congratulations go to the Prime Minister and Carrie Symonds on the happy arrival of their beautiful son Wilfred", they said. "We wish the new family every health and happiness".

    ​Last month, the UK prime minister spent several weeks in hospital suffering from the coronavirus and even had to be moved to an intensive care unit for a period of time. He was discharged from hospital and resumed his duties on 27 April.

    Symonds, 32, gave birth to a boy this Wednesday who has become Johnson's sixth child. He has five other children - four with his second wife Marina and one who was conceived out of wedlock.

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