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US News George Alagiah tests positive for coronavirus

20:41  31 march  2020
20:41  31 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

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George Alagiah wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: (Fiona Hanson/PA) © Fiona Hanson (Fiona Hanson/PA)

George Alagiah has shared a message of encouragement with fellow cancer patients after testing positive for Covid-19.

The BBC newsreader said that “if I can live with cancer, I can certainly live with Covid-19.”

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Alagiah had decided earlier this month that he was going to stop appearing on air from the studio amid the virus outbreak following advice from doctors and colleagues.

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He told BBC News At Six’s Sophie Raworth: “I don’t want to trivialise because I seem to have had a mild dose, but actually, the very fact that we (cancer patients) are living with cancer I think gives us an edge.

“We’ve confronted those difficult, dark moments in our life.

“And in some ways, I think that we, those of us living with cancer, are stronger because we kind of know what it is like to go into something where the outcomes are uncertain.

“And I certainly feel that having had that experience, in my case six years as a cancer patient, I went into this feeling actually quite strong, if I can live with cancer, I can certainly live with Covid-19.”

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George Alagiah has shared his upset about having to withdraw from the BBC newsroom amid the spread of coronavirus . It comes as the 64-year-old continues to receive treatment for bowel cancer after being diagnosed in 2014. "Absolutely gutted," he shared on Twitter on Tuesday.

They then tested positive for the virus at a later date. And there are numerous anecdotal accounts. These include that of Dr Li Wenliang, who first raised concerns about the disease and One possible explanation is the tests are accurate and the patients do not have coronavirus at the time of testing .

Alagiah’s wife Fran has also experienced coronavirus symptoms.

The presenter said: “She’s been through it a little bit and it’s kind of lasted a bit longer.

“There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason for how this plays out in individuals.

“I don’t want to make light of it, because right now, Sophie, you and I both know there are people out there who are really finding this tricky, families going through a very anxious time.”

Alagiah was diagnosed with bowel cancer in April 2014 and again in December 2017.

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading - here is what you can and can't do. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.

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