Video: York nurse who made tearful plea over supermarket panic buying has coronavirus symptoms

Dawn Bilbrough, speaking on Good Morning Britain
26 Mar 2020 @ 2.43 pm
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A critical care nurse from York who posted a tearful video of herself outside a supermarket after she was unable to buy food due to others stockpiling has developed coronavirus symptoms.

Dawn Bilbrough made a plea last week for people to stop emptying supermarket shelves after she was unable to find fruit and vegetables following a long shift.

Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Thursday, she said that doing things around the house ismaking her breathless, and she has persistent nausea and headaches.

Asked if she was showing signs of Covid-19, she replied: “I believe I am.

“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.”

She added that she had “ongoing nausea and persistent headaches”, adding: “I do believe I have Covid but I haven’t been tested.”

Self-isolating video

Please please practice Social Distancing 🙏

Posted by Dawn Bilbrough on Monday, 23 March 2020

On Monday, Ms Bilbrough posted a video to say she had woken up with coronavirus symptoms so was staying off work and self-isolating.

She said: “My chest has been quite tight, which is unusual because I don’t have any problems with my chest usually.

“I’ve got a really bad headache, I just feel a bit nauseous, so I’ve contacted work to say I won’t be in and I will be self-isolating.”

She had a stark message today:

  • The cases are beginning to get more and more each day.

    My colleagues, my friends, we’re all quite worried that we don’t think people in the United Kingdom are taking this seriously.

    People are going to die. You need to stay indoors, you need to protect the NHS and you need to save lives.