GMB's Susanna Reid explains self-isolation measure

Louise McCreesh
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From Prima

Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid has explained the reason behind her decision to self-isolate following the change in the UK's coronavirus advice.

On Monday evening (March 16), the television personality revealed via Twitter that she would under go the precautionary measure of self-isolating for 14 days, following someone in her household exhibiting symptoms of the pandemic disease.

"I am currently well but due to the new advice today I will be self-isolating for two weeks due to symptoms in my household," she tweeted. "Stay well everyone."

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Appearing on Good Morning Britain via video link on Tuesday (March 17), Susanna also confirmed to fellow presenters Piers Morgan and Charlotte Hawkins that the reason she has gone into self-isolation is because one of her sons is exhibiting a symptom of coronavirus (a persistent cough).

Nonetheless, Susanna did explain on the programme that she does not think she nor her family members have the disease, and lamented the lack of UK testing.

"I have a perfectly normal temperature, as do all of my children," Susanna said.

"I don't have a cough. I have no symptoms. I'm not feeling fatigued, I feel one hundred per cent healthy.

"Before the advice changed yesterday, I would have come into work. Then, the advice changed."

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She added: "There is no test for me to establish whether this is actually the virus, and I have huge doubts it is. I really just don't think it is, I think it's just a seasonal cough."

She also said: "I love my work. I love coming into work, I love the daily battles, I love interviewing, broadcasting all of this to our viewers gives me so much pleasure and I'm really going to miss that for two weeks."

Stay safe, Susanna!

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

The information in this story is accurate as of the publication date. While we are attempting to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop rapidly, so it's possible that some information and recommendations may have changed since publishing. For any concerns and latest advice, visit the World Health Organisation. If you're in the UK, the National Health Service can also provide useful information and support, while US users can contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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