Kerry Katona has admitted she is ‘scared to death’ by the latest rise of Covid cases.
The reality TV star queued up for her test today after revealing the sad news that her daughter Molly and husband-to-be Ryan Mahoney tested positive for the virus.
Kerry’s lateral flow results came back negative, but she went for a drive-in PCR test instead just to be on the safe side.
“Here we go again! Last Christmas and this Christmas,” she wrote on her Instagram alongside a crying emoji.
Last year, Kerry spent Christmas Day in isolation, so is hoping it won’t happen again.
In recent weeks, she has been busy playing the role of Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty at Oldham’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.
She shared her fear over rising Covid cases and that she is ‘scared’ to do panto at the moment, adding that she doesn’t understand why the UK is not currently in a strict lockdown.
“I’ve always enjoyed doing panto, but I’m not going to lie, this time I’m scared to death with all these new Covid cases,” Kerry wrote in her OK! column.
She continued: “I want to be at home with my children as I’m scared of an outbreak happening within the cast.
“What I can’t get my head around is why there aren’t stricter restrictions in place when Covid is so rife right now.
“I can’t understand why we’re not in lockdown to be honest.”
Sharing her anger on social media yesterday after Molly tested positive for the virus, Kerry said: “You really couldn’t make this s**t up!” alongside a picture of two lateral flow tests.
“So my molly was just about to fly over to come for Xmas but she’s tested positive and then my Ryan is really poorly and he’s now tested positive!!!
“Mine is negative but feel like s**t. I hate Boris!”
She went on to share a selfie where she looked exasperated over the situation and added: “Anyone any wiser on the restrictions?? What the actual f**k is going on??”
Kerry’s rant comes as cases have been soaring across the UK with the new Omicron variant.
But the Prime Minister is not planning to impose new restrictions ahead of Christmas but warned people to be more cautious.
Cabinet Office Minister Steve Barclay told LBC: “We are saying to people that they should continue with Christmas but do so in a cautious way. That is what I will be doing with my own family. We can all protect our families and friends by having the booster.”
Asked what a cautious Christmas is, he said: “I think it is thinking about how many people we need to see.
“Some of my family won’t be coming over at Christmas. My wife’s parents will be joining us but others will not.”