An NHS doctor has given insight into what it is like to have coronavirus after he contracted the virus himself.

We are sharing his story as many readers have asked us to feature stories on people who have had the virus and recovered.

The vast majority have mild symptoms and make a full recovery. But that does not mean anyone should be complacent.

Chris Gough took to Twitter to reveal that he was recovering from Covid-19, and to explain what his symptoms were.

More than 200,000 people have 'liked' his initial tweet and tens of thousands have interacted with the thread.

The clinician, who is an anaesthetist and works in intensive care in Oxford, documented his own experience with a day-by-day breakdown.

In a series of tweets, he said: "Now that I am recovering from Covid-19, I want to share my symptoms, and my experience, in case it is of help to anyone else.

"I've felt pretty rotten the last few days, but am finally improving. I am only talking about my own experiences - as a patient, not a doctor."

Symptoms and the seriousness of Covid-19 vary from person to person, but a high fever and persistent cough are the main signs.

Mr Gough said day one started with fever, exhaustion and loss of appetite, adding: "Shivers and sweats were the story of the day. That and being utterly exhausted, with whole-body ache."

He said he then developed a cough and headache and had to take daytime naps to cope with the fatigue.

He is currently on day seven of recovery and said he was starting to feel better yesterday.

He said his brother, and his brother's girlfriend, also presented with symptoms.

Mr Gough also called for a better testing system to protect heathcare staff.

He tweeted: "We must stop the ridiculous imbalance where politicians and sports stars can apparently get tested, but frontline health workers cannot."