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Peter Andre's wife Dr Emily does not believe lockdown works

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2-min read
Emily MacDonagh and Peter Andre pose for photographers upon arrival at the Silver Clef Awards in London, Friday, July 1, 2016. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)-
Peter Andre's wife Dr Emily has questioned if lockdown is working to combat COVID-19. (AP)

Peter Andre’s wife Emily has said she does believe lockdown is helping to combat coronavirus.

The NHS doctor - whose singer husband recently tested positive for COVID-19 - said that after almost a year of living under lockdown restrictions in the UK nothing seems to have changed.

Dr Emily wrote in her column in OK! magazine: “We’re in a national lockdown now and I think it’s good we’ve taken action, because things would have only got worse, but I don’t have much confidence that lockdown actually works.

"We seem to have been doing it for nearly a year and not much has changed, but that’s not to say that I know what the right thing is, and I don’t think we have many options at the moment to prevent the NHS from becoming overwhelmed."

Read more: Peter Andre tests positive for the coronavirus

It was recently revealed her Mysterious Girl singer husband Andre, 47, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Watch: Peter Andre’s family react to his coronavirus diagnosis

Dr Emily revealed: "As you might have heard, Peter has tested positive for coronavirus. At the time of writing this he has just received his result back.

"He’s resting and doing well – luckily he knows a good doctor! Jokes aside, we are all keeping away from him and can’t wait to give him a hug when his self isolation passes."

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/06/13: Peter Andre and Emily Andre attending the Butterfly Ball 2019 at Grosvenor House in London. (Photo by Brett Cove/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Dr Emily has been looking after husband Peter Andre as he battles COVID-19. (Getty Images)

The mother of seven-year-old daughter Amelia and four-year-old son Theo has been working as a doctor through out the pandemic and adhering to social distancing and disinfecting guidelines.

Read more: Peter Andre appealed to Australian embassy to help him visit his mum and dad

Andre revealed during the first national lockdown: “She takes off all her clothes she has to put them in the washing machine, wrap a towel around her, get upstairs, have a shower, completely disinfect herself.

"So there is a good 20-30 minute process before she comes downstairs and before any of us can see her."

Watch: Peter Andre heartbroken as he hasn't hugged son Junior 'in so long' due to COVID-19