Television legends Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan got stuck in the United States after the flights failed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
63-year-old Good Morning Britain host and his 71-year-old wife were on vacation in the United States, but got stuck there after the US government made a decision to restrict international travel to slow the spread of the deadly virus. .
As Judy is over 70, she would fall into the “ at risk ” category – the British government advising those who have at least aged to isolate themselves for 12 weeks in the middle of the pandemic.
According to their 33-year-old son, Jack, Richard and Judy – who hosted This Morning between 1988 and 2001 – were in good spirits, despite their difficult situation.
“They are as stoic and optimistic as they can be and determine things one day at a time, just like the rest of the country,” Jack told the Mail on Sunday.
On Thursday, the U.S. government decided to suspend flights to and from the United States to slow the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.
“The State Department advises American citizens to avoid international travel at this time due to the global impact of COVID-19,” an official warning said on Thursday.
“Many regions of the world are currently experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and are taking measures that may limit the mobility of travelers, including quarantines and border restrictions,” they added.
They warned: “American citizens living in the United States should arrange for their immediate return to the United States, unless they are willing to stay abroad for an indefinite period.”
Susanna Reid, star of Richard Good Morning Britain, was also affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
“One of the boys has a cough, a persistent cough, and that happened yesterday,” said Susanna, revealing that one of her sons had symptoms – leading to the entire family being self-isolated for two weeks.
“We heard from the world health organization – test, test, test – and here we don’t test before isolating … it might just be a cough!” she says.
Co-star Piers Morgan joked about Susanna’s plight, accusing the star of using the pandemic as an escape by sitting next to him each morning.
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