Joy for girl, four, as her father returns from ten days of coronavirus isolation

Moment girl, four, celebrates as her father returns after ten-day 'trip to Africa'... but he was really in coronavirus isolation in a camper van and just didn't want to upset her Julian Bayliss, 50, told his daughter Poppy, four, he was on expedition in Africa The father was actually in self-isolation in a camper van behind the family home   For the past ten days Mr Bayliss has been calling her on Skype from 300 yards Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

By Alex Ward For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:14 GMT, 26 March 2020 | Updated: 23:14 GMT, 26 March 2020

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A professor pretended he was on an expedition in Africa so his daughter wouldn't know he was in self-isolation in a camper van behind the family home.

Julian Bayliss, 50, told the white lie to his daughter Poppy, four, to prevent her getting upset.

For the past ten days he has been calling her on Skype – from 300 yards away. The noted butterfly expert from Wrexham took the extreme measure after returning from Ethiopia where he had contact with a virus carrier.

Professor Julian Bayliss (right with daughter Poppy), 50, from Wrexham, told his four-year-old daughter Poppy that he was on an expedition in Africa

Professor Julian Bayliss (right with daughter Poppy), 50, from Wrexham, told his four-year-old daughter Poppy that he was on an expedition in Africa 

The father had been self-isolating inside a camper van behind the family home after returning from Ethiopia where he had contact with a virus carrier

The father had been self-isolating inside a camper van behind the family home after returning from Ethiopia where he had contact with a virus carrier

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