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Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid awkwardly turned down co-host Adil Ray's attempts to hug her this morning.
During a segment on hugging - which is now allowed under the easing of Covid restrictions - Susanna explained she was "protecting him" and added that she planned on rationing her hugs for loved ones.
"I am still in the mood for a virtual hug," Susanna joked, adding she would need a lateral flow and PCR test before she could hug anyone.
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"If we ration our hugs that means we can hug at more important times," said Susanna, adding later: "Ration your hugs. I'm saving mine for my mum and dad, sorry Adil."
And people had some very strong opinions on the segment, with one tweeting: "Just because we can hug now doesn't mean we should! Just be cautious people. We'll all be complaining again if we go in to another lockdown! It's not scaremongering, covid 19 is still here. Don't blow it!"
While another tweeted: "Susanna is 100% right, NO hugs unless both people are happy with the situation."
The awks moment came during a segment about hugging, in which Dr Hilary urged viewers at home to be cautious and take precautions while dishing out their hugs.
"I would still wear a mask and turn your head away and not talk to them while you're hugging them... it's inhaling aerosol droplets from someone transmitting the virus, that is almost guaranteed to transmit the virus to yourself," he said.
"If it's someone you haven't seen for a while and you don't know how they've been behaving or if they've been socially responsible."
From today, 17th May, people in England are allowed to hug loved ones as we ease out of lockdown. Indoor eating in pubs and restaurants is also allowed in groups of six, cinemas have re-opened and you can now have an overnight stay, outside of your bubble or household.
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