‘I do not have a fever’: Moment BBC News host doing coronavirus Q&A coughs into her hand then insists she does not have deadly bug and blames it on the ‘dusty studio’
- Carrie Gracie coughed while presenting Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered
- She reassured viewers it is not a persistent cough and she does not have a fever
- Scottish presenter Ms Gracie then said the BBC studio can become ‘dusty’
- Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?
A BBC News presenter coughed into her hand live on air – but reassured viewers it was just due to ‘dust’ in the studio.
Carrie Gracie, who was hosting a programme called Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered, was speaking with a coarse voice and paused to clear her throat mid-sentence.
She had been saying ‘You’ve been sending in your questions about the virus and the measures’, and was interrupted by a brief coughing episode.
The Scottish presenter turned to Charlotte Rose, BBC’s Education Correspondent, for expert opinion on the news of schools being closed across the country.
Carrie Gracie, who was hosting a programme called Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered, was speaking with a coarse voice and paused to clear her throat mid-sentence
Ms Gracie then reassured viewers that her cough was not persistent and she did not have a fever – the symptoms of Covid-19.
She said: ‘I’m just going to say now I’ve just got a catch in my throat that is not a persistent cough and I do not have a fever.’
After coughing again, she added: ‘This studio is sometimes dusty.’
Viewers voiced their concerns on social media after the incident.
Ms Gracie reassured viewers that her cough was not persistent and she did not have a fever – the symptoms of Covid-19
One said: ‘Carrie Gracie coughed and then told us it was a scratch in her throat because of a dusty studio and not coronavirus, I think I’ve watched too much news.’
Another said: ‘#CarrieGracie coughing, assures viewers “I do not have a fever” . Rightio.’
A third said: ‘Carrie Gracie coughing live on air is all of us now.’