Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow has placed himself in self-isolation after travelling to Iran amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak.
Snow is following Department of Health guidelines and will remain in isolation for the next two weeks.
Jon Snow is tonight in self-isolation after his return from Iran, covering the country's elections.— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) February 25, 2020
He's following government guidance for those recently returned from areas with high numbers of coronavirus infections - and will be staying at home for the next two weeks. pic.twitter.com/bVpCcFxU1m
He told Channel 4 News via a video link from his home that he does not have any symptoms of the new coronavirus, which has resulted in the deaths of over 2,700 people across the world.
Snow said: "I woke up this morning feeling rather tired, but that was from the trip.
"But we weren't actually anywhere near where the main virus outbreak has occurred.”
He said that he is "not really supposed to congregate with any crowds or go anywhere where there may be people", adding: "So that means I'm sitting at home.
"To be honest, the absolute enormity of the prospect of 14 days hasn't really hit me.”
He added: "Maybe if you call me again in 14 days you will have a headcase on your hands.”
Snow's producer and cameraman are also self-isolating after the trip to Iran.
"None of the team are currently showing any symptoms of Covid-19 but the official advice is to self-isolate regardless," Channel 4 News tweeted.
Thoughts go to all those on NHS frontline working to keep us safe from coronavirus. Thanks to staff at @WhitHealth who tested me last night on return from great holiday in Vietnam & Cambodia. Routine precautionary check on doctors advice. Hope for all clear within 48 hours— Nick Robinson (@bbcnickrobinson) February 26, 2020
BBC journalist Nick Robinson has also revealed he has been tested for coronavirus after returning from a holiday in Vietnam and Cambodia.
He revealed on Twitter that he was given a “precautionary check” and been told to self-isolate for 48 hours.
The head of Iran's virus task force, who just a day earlier gave a news conference in Tehran in which he tried to minimise the danger posed by the outbreak, tested positive for the illness on Tuesday.
His diagnosis came amid a worsening outbreak of coronavirus in the country.