A PARAMEDIC who moved into a campervan to protect his family from the coronavirus is now experiencing symptoms of the disease.

NHS worker for the South East Coast Ambulance Service Danny Hughes posted the announcement on Twitter earlier today.

He said: “This morning, I developed a fever, cough, headache and sore throat.

“I’m now off work for at least the next 7 days.

"Please for the sake of the NHS, you and your family: stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”

Mr Hughes, who lives in Newhaven, had moved into a camper van to protect members of his family who are in the high-risk group, including one who is pregnant.

The 28-year-old RAF veteran has been working 12-hour shifts as well as putting in a lot of overtime, and has been coming into contact with patients who potentially have the virus every day.

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