British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s six-week-old daughter tested positive for COVID-19, the Dailymail News reported on Thursday.
A source said Johnson’s daughter, Romy, had suffered from the virus “quite badly” but was now “on the mend.”
Last Thursday, the prime minister cancelled a visit to Lancashire, with Downing Street saying only that “a family member has tested positive for Covid” without identifying who the member was.
His wife, Carrie, gave birth to Romy on December 9 at University College Hospital in London.
“Both mother and daughter are doing very well. The couple would like to thank the brilliant NHS maternity team for all their care and support,” a spokeswoman for the couple said in a statement.
The baby marks the couple’s second child together, after their son Wilfred was born in April 2020, and Johnson’s seventh child.
He had four children with his second wife, Marina Wheeler, a lawyer, in addition to at least one other child from an extramarital relationship.