THREE lifelong pals have decided to move in with each other as coronavirus sweeps the UK – and say their biggest concern is running out of wine.

Doreen, Dotty and Carol will weather panic over the deadly bug together after supporting each other through divorce and loss during the course of their 40-year friendship.

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The trio, who are in good spirits, appeared on BBC Breakfast today to speak to presenter Jayne McCubbin.

The ladies have revealed they plan to exercise in Dotty's garden and watch episodes of The Crown in Netflix to get through.

Speaking on this morning's programme, Jayne said the friends have made an "isolation pact" and will move in together to face "whatever lies ahead together".

She added: "Amd I've got Netflix so we can watch the Crown."


And far from sweeping toilet rolls from supermarket shelves, the presenter joked that the only thing the pals have panic-bought is wine.

Dotty quipped: "We'll have a supply of wine in" before herself and Carol grabbed a glass and a mini bottle of wine and said "cheers!"

The ladies, who raised a glass as the show screened before 8am, told Jayne: "We've seen each other through divorces  and loss – we go on holiday together, we look after each other."


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They said they feel for those who will lose their jobs over Covid-19.

"We feel sorry for those who are going to be out of work," they said.

"The cafes are closing, the theatres – we should have been at the theatre on Friday.

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

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said those over 70 must self-isolate at home from this weekend for up to four months to stop them getting the virus.

The elderly are among those hit hardest by the virus.

And although the three friends haven't been panic buying, many others have which has led some supermarkets to impose buying limits on their products.

Older shoppers will have stores to themselves for the first hour of opening from tomorrow – plus get priority home delivery slots from Monday.

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