‘It’s been pretty grim, I’m trying not to panic’: Matthew Wright voices fears daughter Cassady, 23 months, will be hospitalised as he reveals he suspects his whole family have Covid
Matthew Wright has revealed he suspects his whole family have caught coronavirus.
The presenter, 55, appeared on This Morning via video link on Monday for a debate about if the U.K was to go into another national lockdown, but first announced how he believes he has caught the contagious virus.
Matthew said he is trying ‘not to panic’ while the family await the results of their tests, but added his daughter Cassady, 23 months, has been sick from coughing so much.
Matthew Wright has revealed he suspects his whole family have caught coronavirus
Matthew said: ‘Happy New Year everybody. I’d like to start off by declaring we suspect my whole family has the virus.
‘We are waiting for test results to come back at the moment.
Phillip asked: ‘How are you all feeling? Are you ok?’
Matthew explained his wife Amelia has had it ‘really tough’ but also voiced fears about his daughter.
‘Well the idea that little children don’t suffer the Covid symptoms badly. I can put that to one side,’ he said.
‘Amelia has had it really tough but Cassie also been coughing through the night, coughing up phlegm and making herself sick from coughing during the night.
‘It has been pretty grim and I’m trying not to panic, trying not to call an ambulance knowing the hospitals are going to be overcrowded.
‘We are just trying to keep a cool head on things and push on it through it.’
While Phil try to reassure Matthew it could be a winter bug not coronavirus, Matthew told the host how his neighbour was put into intensive care on Christmas Day after testing positive for Covid-19.
Talking about how he is doing, the presenter said: ‘It’s eased off a bit in the last 36 hours,’
‘We’ve also had to offset it with the fact that we’ve got a neighbour who went down.
‘He was in intensive care on Christmas Day, no underlying health conditions. Just over 60, and we’ve heard that he may have his life support turned off today.’