Self-isolating grandparents watch grandkids blow kisses through French windows

Isolating over the coronavirus needn't be a lonely experience, as this adorable picture posted by an ITV weatherman shows.

Chris Page, from Norwich, posted the heartwarming image, taken by a friend on his Twitter page.

It shows an elderly couple in their dressing gowns greeting their granddaughters through patio doors.

The tots are seen to mimic their grandparents actions and blow kisses to them through the glass.

Chris called it "the most adorable thing I’ve seen so far today".

"It's so tough but the grandparents smiling just shows the enjoyment they're getting" he added.

Hundreds liked the positive message, with many commenting on the post.

ITV weather presenter Laura Tobin remarked: "This makes me happy and also sad."

Others said: "That's so lovely!" and "This is beautiful, thank you for sharing."

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It comes as plans are being put in place to enable Britain's over-70s to be put in a four month home quarantine, to halt the number fatalities of this most at risk age group.

Many care homes have already suspended all visits and this week health secretary urged over-70s to stay at home, as the UK prepares for the full onslaught of the virus.

Mr Hancock said on Friday we need as many ventilators as we can possibly made and will look to buy them.

Some 953 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in London – more than a third of the UK total of 2,626.

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Nationwide the number of confirmed cases stands at 3,269 with 144 deaths.

Globally, the death toll from Covid-19 passed 10,000 and infections exceeded 244,000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

More than 86,000 people have recovered, mostly in China, but the pace is much slower than the spread of the virus.

Recovery takes two weeks or so for mild cases but can be up to six weeks for those that turn serious, according to the World Health Organisation.

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