Piers Morgan takes break from TV after developing COVID-19 symptom

Piers Morgan takes break from TV after developing COVID-19 symptom

- Good Morning Britain's host Piers Morgan has revealed to have been tested for COVID-19 after he developed a mild symptom related to the virus

- Piers shared the information on his Twitter saying he had received medical advice and also wanted to be cautious regarding the symptom, hence stepping back from his role as a TV host

- The TV host said he had developed the mild symptom 48 hours to his announcement

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Good Morning Britain's show host Piers Morgan has decided to take a break from his role as an anchor as he awaits his COVID-19 test results.

The controversial host had revealed to have developed a mild symptom related to the coronavirus disease.

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Sharing the information on his Twitter account, Piers said he had received medical advice and also wanted to be cautious regarding the symptoms he had received in the previous 48hrs.

The TV host said he would be taking a break until he receives the test results.

"On medical advice, and out of an abundance of caution for a mild symptom that arose in past 48hrs, I’ve had a test for COVID-19 and so won’t be working on @GMB until I get the result back, which should be tomorrow," he wrote.

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Piers has become an integral part of the coronavirus coverage in the UK and has received mixed reactions for his aggressive style when communicating with top government officials.

According to CNN, the former TV host at the Cable News Network- celebrated being cleared by United Kingdom media watchdog after massive complaints from viewers on his interview with health minister Helen Whately and health secretary Matt Hancock.

He is also known to be a great critic of the US president, Donald Trump, and his views concerning the best way forward in combating the pandemic.

Earlier, YEN.com.gh also reported that Laud Anthony Basing, the Managing Director at Incas Diagnostics collaborated with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to produce COVID-19 test kits.

In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on the verified Facebook page of the U.S. Embassy Ghana, it is indicated that the young man was a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow in the Business and Entrepreneurship track at the Purdue University.

In line with Ghana's objectives in the fight against COVID 19, Anthony Basing's team aided the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to develop a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT).

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