A FORMER match announcer at Worcester City says being in isolation “feels like prison” after testing positive for coronavirus.

Roger Harris, also known as Captain Crazy, was admitted into the Medical High Care unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital last Tuesday (March 10).

The 75-year-old from Offmore says after being put in isolation he was told he was the first confirmed person in Worcestershire to catch the virus.

Mr Harris said: “Last Tuesday I went to see my doctor In Kidderminster and he told me I had to go to hospital.

“I was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital and admitted into a ward called the Medical High Care.

“I’ve been in the isolation ward since then.

“They said I was the first person in the hospital and in Worcestershire to be confirmed.

“In Kidderminster I live on my own in a bungalow and I’m quite used to being on my own.

“The staff here are very supportive and they have been keeping my chin up.

“They say they are seeing a lot of improvement in me.

“I have had terrible coughing and a great feeling of tiredness.

“The coughing has been going on all of the time.

“I was watching the TV here and of course, anybody in my position would feel quite anxious about it all.

“But I’m quite a positive person and I’m hopeful to get through this with the help of the staff at the hospital.

“I’m not allowed any visitors at all. People can only speak to me by mobile phone.

“It’s like being in prison.”

The ex-DJ gave 25 years of his life to announcing at both Kidderminster Harriers and Worcester City before retiring in 2011 at the age of 66.

Better known as Captain Crazy for his attire on matchdays, his unmistakable, if slightly eccentric, style kept fans informed and entertained over the public address system season in, season out.

Worcestershire County Council have confirmed there are now six cases of coronavirus in the county.

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