Regular This Morning guest Matthew Wright also told the hosts his wife had suffered from the disease and that their young daughter had started to show symptoms.
“The idea that little children don’t suffer the Covid symptoms badly, I can put that to one side,” he said.
“[My wife] Amelia’s had it really tough but Cassidy’s also been coughing through the night – coughing up phlegm, making herself sick from during the night.
“It’s been pretty grim. I’m trying not to panic, trying not to call an ambulance, knowing that hospitals are going to be overcrowded.