Susanna Reid missing from Good Morning Britain as she self-isolates amid coronavirus scare

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Susanna Reid will be missing from Good Morning Britain for two weeks, as she is self-isolating.

The regular Good Morning Britain presenter took to her social media to reveal that she is currently self-isolating as somebody in her household has demonstrated symptoms of the coronavirus.

‘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. Stay well everyone’.

Further explaining the situation, Susanna wrote on Twitter, ‘Thank you for the messages.

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I am well. One of us here has a cough. Y’day govt advice changed to instruct ALL members of household to isolate where one person had EITHER cough or temperature.

Frustrating, as we can’t get tested. Doing our bit as part of new SUPPRESSION strategy’.

This morning, the news talk show saw regular host Susanna, who usually presents alongside controversial broadcaster Piers Morgan, dial into the show from her home in South London.

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Sharing a video of the exchange on their Twitter page, Good Morning Britain wrote, ‘Susanna isn’t with us today, she’s self-isolating for the next 14 days due to symptoms in her family,' quipping, ‘not because of Piers’.

Susanna also confirmed on her Twitter that she ‘will now be broadcasting from home on a regular basis’.

She also admitted she is ‘in the privileged position to be able to comply with government advice, adding, ‘others will find it financially impossible and the isolation/suppression strategy won’t work. Government must address this urgently’.

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This comes after the Prime Minister announced a string of new measures yesterday evening that the UK government are taking to try and tackle the global pandemic.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told citizens that the population should be trying to avoid all “non-essential” travel, should avoid gatherings and crowded places and that if one person in a household has a cough or fever everyone at the address should stay home for two weeks.

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.


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