Piers Morgan, a British broadcaster, says he tested negative for COVID-19 shortly after showing possible symptoms consistent with the novel disease.
The 55-year-old writer and media personality took to his Twitter page on Monday to update his audience on his health status, adding that he would be back to TV as soon as his doctors give a go-ahead.
“I’ll be back on Good Morning Britain as soon as my doctor advises I’m OK to return to work. My COVID-19 test was negative,” Morgan wrote.
“I was advised to take the test by my doctor after developing possible coronavirus symptoms and was entitled to do so as a Govt-designated essential worker.”
UPDATE: My COVID-19 test was negative. I was advised to take the test by my doctor after developing possible coronavirus symptoms, and was entitled to do so as a Govt-designated essential worker. I'll be back on @GMB as soon as my doctor advises I'm OK to return to work.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 4, 2020
Morgan had become prominent in Britain’s COVID-19 coverage in recent weeks, attracting mixed reactions for his fierce style of interviewing government figures.
He had recently opened up on how Donald Trump had unfollowed him on Twitter after his criticism of the US president’s idea that injecting disinfectant could kill the coronavirus.
UPDATE: On medical advice, and out of an abundance of caution for a mild symptom that arose in past 48hrs, I’ve had a test for COVID-19 and so won’t be working on @GMB until I get the result back, which should be tomorrow.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 3, 2020Advertisement
The British TV host had earlier taken a break from his role in ‘Good Morning Britain’, a breakfast programme on British television network ITV, while awaiting the result of his COVID-19 test.
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