Lisa Snowdon reveals she and fiancé George Smart are experiencing coronavirus-like symptoms as the couple go into self-isolation
Lisa Snowdon has revealed that she and her fiancé George Smart have been experiencing coronavirus-like symptoms as they self-isolate at their Essex home.
The 48-year-old broadcaster took to Instagram to make the revelation on Tuesday evening, as the star admitted that she and her partner were feeling ‘wiped out’.
She said in her video message: ‘George started feeling ill on Friday evening, but you kind of have to work out your symptoms yourself. There’s a checklist of coronavirus symptoms but different people have different symptoms I’m finding.
Symptoms: Lisa Snowdon has revealed that she and her fiancé George Smart have been experiencing coronavirus -like symptoms as they self-isolate at their Essex home
‘George had a fever on Friday and luckily I had a Peppa Pig thermometer in the first aid kit that I bought years ago for the kids.
‘I took his temperature and it was raging high, really scary high, and I thought it was flu. He had a headache, he didn’t have a cough, he had a fever.
‘It’s really hard to determine what’s going on but you know when you’ve got flu and I think flu feels quite different.
Wiped out: The broadcaster, 48, took to Instagram to make the revelation on Tuesday evening, as the star admitted that she and George Smart were feeling ‘wiped out’. Pictured last month
‘Headaches for us are quite severe. I’ve got a dry cough, it’s a persistent cough. I haven’t really had a fever though but because I’m very menopausal I get hot flushes.’
Sprinkling her humour into the post, she added: ‘I was joking with my friend earlier that it was coronapause. A corona/menopause situation. Maybe it’s too early to joke about those things.’
While Lisa and George are experiencing symptoms similar to COVID-19, they have yet to take a test to see if they have, indeed, contracted the virus.
Captioning her lengthy video, which was entitled ‘Coronavirus-Isolation Day 4’, the brunette beauty wrote: ‘Hi all! Wanted to check in and say hello and to let you all know how George and I have been feeling the last few days.
Figuring it out: She said in her video message, ‘George started feeling ill on Friday evening, but you kind of have to work out your symptoms yourself’
Thermometer: Lisa said of the onset of the symptoms, ‘George had a fever on Friday and luckily I had a Peppa Pig thermometer in the first aid kit that I bought years ago for the kids’
‘Now, I’m not a doctor and everyone’s symptoms of this virus seem to vary quite a bit, so I wanted to tell how we have been effected.
‘I also wanted to share some things I’ve learnt about dealing with it and what herbal remedies to take and stock up on just in case.’
She concluded: ‘Keep healthy, happy and smiling my friends. OH! And pick up the phone and call people, CONNECT!’
On Tuesday, it was announced that the UK’s coronavirus death toll has jumped to 422 in the biggest daily rise yet, as the crisis continues to spiral out of control.
Britain also saw a record spike in cases on Tuesday, with 1,427 more patients known to have caught the virus as the total number of infected Britons surpassed 8,000