Piers Morgan urged to self-isolate after coronavirus exposure from Susanna Reid – The Sun

PIERS Morgan has been told he should go home to self-isolate because he may have come into contact with coronavirus.

The Good Morning Britain host's longtime nemesis Lord Sugar has suggested he go into self-isolation after working closely with his GMB co-host Susanna Reid.

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Susanna, 49, announced she would be self-isolating at home because her son developed a persistent cough – one of the symptoms of coronavirus.

But Lord Sugar reckons Piers also needs to self-isolate rather than turning up to work like he did this morning to host GMB alongside Charlotte Hawkins.

"If @susannareid100 may have Corona passed on from her son. Does it not follow that as she has been in contact with @piersmorgan he should be in isolation also," Lord Sugar wrote on Twitter.

Piers won't see the tweet because he's blocked his frenemy on the platform, after they clashed about their response to the crisis.

The 54-year-old encouraged people to follow the government's guidelines to prevent the spread of the potentially deadly virus.

Which is exactly what Susanna decided to do and will stay home for 14 days in self-isolation.

The mum of three called into GMB via Skype, with Piers asking if her not turning up had anything to do with him.

"I've heard some ways of avoiding working with me but this is ridiculous," he said.

Susanna reassured viewers she had no symptoms, and she looked bright and upbeat.

She explained: "One of my children has a cough. And that came on yesterday. Before the briefing yesterday afternoon, the advice had been the person themselves would be confined to the house for seven days.

"Well, suddenly with these new drastic action measures, that changed yesterday afternoon. It meant if one member of your household had the cough or fever you would all have to go in self isolation for 14 days. Immediately, I thought I can't go into work and work with you guys for 14 days."All the children are off. We're two households.

In dramatic actions not seen since World War Two, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson stepped up Britain's coronavirus battleplan – shutting down mass gatherings and urging everyone to stop non-essential travel and contact with others.

He said that means all Brits (around 66million people) should stay out of pubs, clubs, theatres and cinemas for weeks – and potentially months into the summer.

The PM added that all who could work from home, should.

The over 70s, pregnant women, and anyone with underlying health conditions (around 20million Brits) should try not to leave their homes if they can, and avoid crowded spaces immediately.

This will continue for the "long haul" – likely weeks or months.

GP Dr Phillipa Kaye has recommended one of the best ways to stop the spread of infection is to practise good hygiene.

Whenever you arrive anywhere, wash your hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds.

Where that is not available, use a hand sanitiser instead.

Stay at home for 14 days, along with every other member of your household, if you have either a high temperature — you feel hot to the touch on your chest or back — or a new, continuous cough.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you are ­staying at home. Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you are staying at home.

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