TV presenter Fiona Phillips says she has coronavirus

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TV presenter Fiona Phillips has said she has coronavirus.

The former GMTV host told fans she had symptoms including a sore throat and dry cough but was "fine" and "not suffering".

Phillips, 59, tweeted: "I am in bed with #coronvirusuk It's not a very pleasant bedfellow, but nothing more than sore throat, dry cough, headache & tiredness. As long as it stays that way....DON'T panic!"

Eamonn Holmes, Phillips's former GMTV co-host, was among those wishing her a speedy recovery.

He said: "Get well soon Miss Fyona. Keep us posted x"

Phillips is married to This Morning editor Martin Frizell. She is the latest celebrity to come down with the virus, which has caused chaos around the world.

On Friday Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled sweeping measures to protect jobs during the pandemic.

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Prime Minister David Cameron listens to TV presenter Fiona Phillips during a reception in Downing Street, London for elderly sufferers of Dementia, for the launching of the ambitious plan to create masses of "dementia friends" who will be able to spot the signs of the condition and offer support for sufferers. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 8, 2012. See PA story HEALTH Dementia. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Fiona Phillips attending the first night of new play The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre in London.
Fiona Phillips attending the National Prince's Trust and TK Maxx & Homesense Awards 2019 held at the London Palladium.
Fiona Phillips attending a special screening of He Named Me Malala at the Ham Yard Hotel in London.
Fiona Phillips attending a special screening of Whitney: Can I Be Me, held at the Mayfair Hotel, London. Picture date: Tuesday 13th June, 2017. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Fiona Phillips attending a VIP screening of Still Alice, held at the Curzon Mayfair cinema in London
Fiona Phillips attends the opening night of Memphis The Musical at the Shaftesbury theatre, London.
Fiona Phillips attends a party to celebrate Lorraine Kelly's 30 Years in Breakfast Television, the Langham Hotel, London.
Queen Elizabeth II speaks to Fiona Phillips during a reception for Leonard Cheshire Disability in the State Rooms, St James's Palace, London.
Fiona Phillips arriving at the Premiere of Hitchcock at BFI Southbank, London.
Fiona Phillips at the 2012 Pride of Britain awards at Grosvenor House, London.

Following Mr Johnson's announcement that pubs, bars, cafes and other leisure venues must shut from midnight on Friday, Mr Sunak announced billions of pounds worth of measures to prevent businesses going under.

Other celebrities to be diagnosed with Covid-19 include Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, Idris Elba and former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko.

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