NHS nurse who posted emotional panic-buying video has coronavirus symptoms

A critical care nurse who broke down in tears over empty supermarket shelves has revealed that she has coronavirus symptoms.

Dawn Bilbrough, 51, from York, has been self-isolating at home since she finished a 48-hour shift at hospital.

She made a plea last week to urge people to stop panic-buying after she struggled to find basic foods in her local supermarket, with the video going viral online.

In an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain today, Dawn said she believed she has caught COVID-19.

She told the hosts: "It began with chest discomfort. When I do anything – us women like to do things around the house – but that’s making me kind of breathless right now.

"Ongoing nausea and persistent headaches…so yeah, I do believe that I have COVID but obviously I haven't been tested, so they haven't confirmed."

Presenter Lorraine Kelly then asks if medical staff have been given enough personal protective equipment.

Dawn says there were enough masks and gloves in the hospital when she was working last week but it was also the time when coronavirus hit.

"I couldn't possibly comment I'm afraid," she added.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said home testing kit will be available in Boots stores across the UK and Amazon within days.

The finger-prick test will be able to determine whether someone has already had the COVID-19 disease that is sweeping the country.

Professor Sharon Peacock, director of the National Infection Service at Public Health England (PHE), said: "Once we are assured that they do work, they will be rolled out into the community.

"Testing the test is a small matter, and I anticipate that it will be done by the end of this week.

"In the near future people will be able to order a test that they can test themselves, or go to Boots, or somewhere similar to have their finger prick test done.

The news comes after Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus and is now self-isolating at his Scottish residence.

It also emerged shortly after that Charles had met with the Queen on March 12, and she is currently staying at her Berkshire residence, Windsor Castle, where she is in “good health”.

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