Piers Morgan has shared a bittersweet update about his elderly parents who are fighting coronavirus, revealing that they’re ‘better’ but also ‘isolated’ while shielding themselves.
The Good Morning Britain host revealed yesterday that both his father and mother have tested positive for Covid-19, describing the past two weeks as ‘scary’.
Sharing an update on Tuesday, Piers told his GMB co-host Susanna Reid: ‘They are better, they heard from everyone all around the world so it got their spirits up a bit.’
However he admitted: ‘It’s a very isolating thing if you’re on your own or an elderly couple, the world shuts down, nobody can get to see you.’
Dr Hilary explained that during the upcoming second national lockdown, those who are vulnerable can still have doctors visit them at home.
‘Yes because it’s much harder to have a doctor or district nurse visit you, they’re very busy,’ he explained.
‘Elderly people particularly and young people with pre-existing conditions need the care that they rely on.
‘There has to be an exception to people who need care but of course those people giving care will be taking every precaution needed.’
Piers later shared some astonishing facts about his family and credited his late grandmother, who lived through some of the biggest events in modern history.
‘It’s the seventh anniversary of my grandmother’s death, a remarkable woman who lived into her 90s.’
Listing some of the key historical moments she was alive to witness, Piers revealed: ‘She was born in 1919, year World War I ended, stock market crash, was 19 when World War II started, Vietnam War, Chernobyl, 9/11, 2008 financial crash.
‘Despite all this, she was 93 when she died… even after WWII she had another 70 years.’
He noted with an uplifting message given the current coronavirus pandemic: ‘I just thought it was an interesting thing to observe…
‘I suspect this will be about two years of our lives but in the general pantheon of things, we will get through this.’
Dr Hilary added in amazement: ‘She was born before the NHS existed, before antibiotics.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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