Piers Morgan reveals his niece Millie now has coronavirus after his parents contracted deadly bugNovember 11, 2020
PIERS Morgan has revealed his niece now has coronavirus after his parents contracted the deadly bug.
Piers, 55, said a third family member had been struck down after his elderly mother Gabrielle and stepdad Glynne suffered horrendous symptoms and tested positive for Covid-19 last month.
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The presenter said his niece Millie Pughe-Morgan has since tested positive for the coronavirus as he spoke about a vaccine being stockpiled for Brits on Good Morning Britain today.
He said: "My niece Millie has got Covid-19. She's over in Cyprus and is in isolation. We've had a lot of Covid in the house. And in the houses of our various family members."
Addressing his niece directly, he added: "So Millie, good luck to you, I'm sure you'll come through it you're young, you're fit. You'll come through it.
"For everyone who has got a family member, maybe you've got a family member in hospital, we're here for you. It's going to be a tough couple of months but we're near the end of it. I feel it."
Worried Piers admitted it had been a "scary time" for his family as coronavirus had brought down his elderly mother Gabrielle and stepdad Glynne "like dominos".
He said: "They're a lot better, it's such a relief."
He asked show doctor Hilary Jones when his dad could expect to get his taste back.
"He can't taste his wine," said Piers, before joking: "I told him he can drink the cheap stuff and save a fortune."
Revealing he'd finally started to be able to taste food again, Piers said last week: "My dad sensationally revealed last night, after three weeks of no sense of taste or smell, he finally tasted the salt in his meal.
"He saw that as a gigantic step forward to being able to taste his wine again.
"So, well done, dad. One small salt step for man, one giant leap for your chances of guzzling some vino by the end of the week."
The presenter had spoken of discovering the "psychological trauma" of coming up against coronavirus.
Piers told viewers: "I would just like to say something to my parents who are both battling Covid at the moment and have been for two weeks.
"It's a scary thing for a family when your elderly parents go through this. They got it from someone in their bubble.
"It was 'bang', like dominoes. They had one lunch together and within three days my mum and dad both had Covid-19.
"It's been a long two weeks for our family. It's long for us because we can't get in there."
He added: "50 per cent of the battle for anyone who gets it – especially when you're slightly older – is the psychological trauma you go through.
"All you read about is the horror stories and it's a scary time for people.
"My parents have been very unnerved by it. Thankfully they're starting to come out the other end of it and they haven't had to be hospitalised and no oxygen issues, thank god for that.
"I wanted to talk about it because they felt strongly that if you get this it doesn't automatically mean you're going to go to hospital and you may die."
He added: "It's been a very sobering insight into what it's like for many families."
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