Morgan said in a tweet Sunday that he noticed a “mild” symptom of the virus and had taken a test out of an “abundance of caution.”
He had previously hosted the show from ITV’s studio. The Monday edition of the program was instead presented by Ben Shephard, alongside Morgan’s regular co-host Susanna Reid.
Morgan has become a prominent face of Britain’s coronavirus coverage in recent weeks, receiving both praise and criticism for his combative style when interviewing government figures.
Morgan later said on Twitter that the interview “probably wasn’t quite as ‘uncomfortable’ as what our under-protected NHS & carer frontline heroes are going through.”
The coronavirus pandemic has also turned Morgan into a critic of US President Donald Trump, whom he has previously described as a friend.
“He’s turning these briefings into a self-aggrandizing, self-justifying, overly defensive, politically partisan, almost like a rally to him — almost like what’s more important is winning the election in November,” Morgan told CNN last month.
He separately told Trump on Twitter to “stop whining, get serious & show some damn empathy” over Covid-19.