Holly Willoughby seen picking up supplies after admitting she fears for elderly mum amid coronavirus pandemic – The Sun

HOLLY Willoughby was seen picking up supplies after admitting she fears for her elderly mum amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The This Morning presenter, 39, was seen clutching a parcel as she left the local shops near her London home on Sunday.

She wore black leggings, complimented by a coat, Nike running shoes and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

This comes after the presenter admitted she's worried for her 72-year-old mum Linda as coronavirus sweeps Britain.

During a This Morning phone in, she told Dr Claire: "My mum is older than me, she’s 72, so she’s creeping into that age bracket and my dad.

"As a daughter, because I want to look after them, should I be making sure they’ve got enough food in? But you don't want to add to this panic of stockpiling.

"What does the infrastructure around that look like?"

Holly is very close to youthful-looking Linda, who she hailed as a "timeless beauty" in one of her many Instagram snaps of her.

However, the expert reassured Holly that there was no need to hit the shops and start stockpiling essentials for them.

Dr Claire said: "Our chief medical officers say people need to take precautions but they don’t need to isolate themselves.

"It might not be long until people with underlying conditions may need to isolate themselves and we need to make sure these people are supported.

“Just think about who’s going to get the shopping – do we have a back-up plan? It’s time to start sharing phone numbers with people.”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed this weekend that pensioners will be asked to stay in their homes for four months as part of a "wartime-style" isolation plan to combat the virus.

It's just one of a series of strict measures planned by the prime minister as 21 people die of Covid-19 in the UK.

The Health Secretary told Sky's Sophy Ridge on Saturday morning: "We set out how we are prepared to do that – for the elderly to protect themselves, to shield themselves by self-isolating.

"We will be setting out when that is necessary – we don't want to do that too soon."

He said the measures would come in "in the coming weeks".

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