Piers Morgan details symptoms that prompted him to take coronavirus test

After defending taking a test for Covid-19 – which came back negative – Piers Morgan has finally detailed the symptoms he encountered.

With fans wondering why the Good Morning Britain presenter felt he needed to be tested for coronavirus, earlier saying he had a ‘mild symptom’, the journalist has now revealed what his symptoms were.

While it wasn’t the public’s right to know why Piers was feeling poorly, it seemed he wanted to set the record straight as he replied to a fan on Friday.

Responding to an article in which he was photographed taking part in the weekly Clap For Carers at his London home, he confirmed he was ‘fully recovered’.

And even though Piers had insisted his symptom was mild, one fan quipped on Twitter: ‘So just mild flu like symptoms then, not a catastrophic killer virus.’

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Perhaps keen to stop other keyboard warriors from coming out of the woodwork, Piers replied: ‘If you really want to know, I developed shortness of breath, a cough & unusual lethargy – three possible signs of COVID-19.’

He added: ‘So my doctor told me to take a coronavirus test, which was thankfully negative.’

His message came after he’d told his 7.4 million followers that he’d taken the test on medical advice.

‘I’ve had a test for Covid-19 and so won’t be working on Good Morning Britain until I get the result back, which should be tomorrow,’ he wrote on Twitter.

At the time he didn’t state what his symptom was.

Notably absent from the GMB desk this week, Piers confirmed he would be returning to host alongside Susanna Reid on Monday, seemingly given the all-clear by doctors to return to work.

Earlier this week, Piers shared his results on social media and wrote: ‘UPDATE: My COVID-19 test was negative.

‘I was advised to take the test by my doctor after developing possible coronavirus symptoms, and was entitled to do so as a Govt-designated essential worker.

‘I’ll be back on @GMB as soon as my doctor advises I’m OK to return to work.’

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