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Three Elderly Women Will Move In With Each Other Because They Don't Want To Self-Isolate Alone

Three Elderly Women Will Move In With Each Other Because They Don't Want To Self-Isolate Alone

Three elderly women have decided to move in with each rather than spend self-isolation by themselves.

People around the world have been told to stay indoors for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

While some are relishing the time at home, others would far rather spend the time with their mates.

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The UK government has instructed people over the age of 70 to bunker down to avoid catching Covid-19.

But three lifelong mates from the north of England, Doreen, Dotty and Carol, think it would be more fun if they quarantined themselves together.

They are all in their 70s and have known each other for more than 40 years.

Doreen told BBC Breakfast: "We'll have a week in our own homes in self-isolation and if we're still fit and well then we would decide which house to go and live in."

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They're looking forward to cracking open a bottle of wine and watching The Crown. Credit: BBC Breakfast
They're looking forward to cracking open a bottle of wine and watching The Crown. Credit: BBC Breakfast

However, the ultimate question still hasn't been answered: whose home will they stay at?

The ladies told presenter Jayne McGubbin that they all had properties with a similar number of rooms, but each place had something else to offer.

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Dotty and Jayne had decent back gardens where they could exercise and chill out, whereas Doreen had Netflix and sounded pretty happy at the idea of binge watching The Crown with her mates.

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The ladies joked that they'll definitely be getting in a 'supply' of wine before they close themselves off from the world.

The women said they had been friends for so long and it wouldn't feel right if they weren't there for each other during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jayne said: "We've seen each other through divorces and loss - we go on holiday together, we look after each other.

"We feel sorry for those who are going to be out of work. The cafes are closing, the theatres - we should have been at the theatre on Friday.

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"What's going to happen to these people?"

The ladies have been friends for more than 40 years. Credit: BBC Breakfast
The ladies have been friends for more than 40 years. Credit: BBC Breakfast

It's not known when the UK government will make people over the age of 70 self-isolate.

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Sky News that he appreciated the new measure was 'a very big ask of the elderly and vulnerable', but said 'it is for their own protection'.

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Asked whether or not the advice would be in place for four months, as reported, Hancock said: "We'll be setting it out with more detail when it is the right time to do so."

Featured Image Credit: BBC Breakfast

Topics: News, coronavirus

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.