This Morning’s Dr Zoe says coronavirus has ‘knocked me off my feet’ as she isolates and urges NHS worker tests – The Sun

THIS Morning's Dr Zoe has today told how coronavirus "knocked me off my feet" as she argues NHS workers should get tested.

She appeared on the show via video as she continues to self-isolate at home after falling ill.

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She thinks she came down with the killer bug over the weekend – after suffering from a headache and becoming feverish.

The TV doc told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield she thinks NHS staff should be tested.

At the moment only people hospitalised and suspected to have the virus are being tested for COVID-19.

But Dr Zoe argued medical staff, such as herself, should be officially told if they have had the bug for safety reasons.

Zoe said: "I started feeling unwell on Saturday, just with a headache and over the next couple of hours I felt feverish, achy and absolutely exhausted.

"I felt rough but I’ve had worse with bad tonsillitis. At no point did I feel I'd need the NHS service or that I was in danger.

"48 hours later I came out the other end of it, I'm still feeling rough but I feel like I've just got a cough now.

"It knocked me off my feet for a couple of days but now it's not the worst thing in the world."

Dr Zoe hasn't had confirmation she has the virus, but is certain she is infected due to her symptoms and how suddenly it came on.

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She thinks she caught coronavirus from work and wants NHS staff to be testing.

And added "It's frustrating for me, I haven't been tested and I think I’ve had it."

"It would be great for me knowing I’ve had the virus. Testing for NHS staff is imperative."

It comes as we told how coronavirus lockdowns could last for an incredible 18 months as Brits brace themselves for significant changes to daily life.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the nation yesterday of drastic new government measures to curb the killer bug – as researchers warned 260,000 people could have died without them.

Researchers involved in the government curbs on daily life estimate 260,000 people would have died under the previous, less restricted, plans.

Brits have been told not to leave the house unless necessary and to work from home where possible, and avoid social contact.

Cases in the UK have soared to 1,543 and 55 people have now died from the killer bug as the pandemic continues to rampage through the country.


Today it was announced the Ministry of Defence is planning to deploy 4,000 medics to help the struggling NHS deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

GPs, surgeons and nurses are being lined up as part of drastic measures to stop the spread of the killer bug.

It is feared many businesses will not survive the lockdown, as customers stay at home.

Today the UK Association of British Insurers said in a statement standard business insurance would not cover forced closures by authorities due to COVID-19.

In dramatic actions not seen since World War Two, the PM drastically ramped up Britain's battleplan yesterday – 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) staying out of pubs, clubs, theatres and cinemas for weeks – and potentially months into the summer. All who can can should work from home, he said.

The over 70s, those who are pregnant, 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.

And those with severe illnesses like cancer (around 1.4million Brits) must start cocooning themselves in their homes and get food delivered in from this weekend.

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