Channel 4 News newsreader Krishnan Guru-Murthy hosts from his own home in self-isolation

Justin Harp
Photo credit: Channel 4

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Channel 4 News newsreader Krishnan Guru-Murthy was forced to present the news from home on Friday night (March 20), shortly after Channel 4 News' Jon Snow completed self-isolation.

Guru-Murthy joined in from his living room while co-host Matt Frei was presenting from Channel 4 studios after going into self-isolation over the coronavirus.

"Good evening from my own home tonight as Channel 4 extends our own social distancing measures," Guru-Murthy opened the show saying before reading the first news item.

The journalist conducted his segments much as normal, including interviewing two experts on the government's financial infusion — who were both appearing via video link from their homes as well.

Photo credit: Channel 4

The Channel 4 News is far from the only live show to have been been faced with such a dilemma in recent days. Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid self-isolated when her son started exhibiting a symptom of coronavirus (a persistent cough).

Reid was able to appear the following day on GMB via video link-up to explain that while she felt fine, she believed it was best to socially distance from her co-workers on advice of the government.

The One Show's Matt Baker has also been working from home while self-isolating, though he openly questioned in a video segment on Thursday whether he had indeed come down with COVID-19.

Baker was supposed to be replaced on Friday's (March 20) One Show by former Coronation Street star Kym Marsh, but she too has had to drop out in order to self-isolate.

Over in the US, NBC's long-time Today presenters Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker have also read the news and weather from home this week out of an abundance of caution.

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