Richard Wilkins has tested positive for coronavirus a THIRD TIME despite having no symptoms


‘I still have ZERO symptoms’: Richard Wilkins reveals he has tested positive for coronavirus a THIRD TIME despite suffering no ill effects – and slams ‘irresponsible’ guidelines that allow asymptomatic patients to have contact with others

Richard Wilkins has tested positive for coronavirus for a third time, after his initial diagnosis over a week ago. 

The 65-year-old revealed the bad news on Instagram on Tuesday, and expressed shock that he remains positive while suffering no ill effects from COVID-19. 

Alongside a photo in which he is getting a swab test done at home by a masked medical professional, Richard explained to his fans that the third positive test had been confirmed. 

Not again: Richard Wilkins has tested positive for coronavirus for a third time, after his initial diagnosis over a week ago. The 65-year-old revealed the bad news on Instagram on Tuesday, alongside a photo in which he is getting a swab test done at home (pictured) 

He wrote: ‘So I’ve now returned a positive result THREE times. Still can’t believe it as I still have ZERO symptoms.’ 

Richard then revealed he had a new test done today, and was now awaiting those results. 

‘They tested me again today and hopefully will return a NEGATIVE result. Fingers crossed!’ he wrote. 

Not happy: Richard also made a video updating his fans on his condition and expressed frustration at the positive result

Not happy: Richard also made a video updating his fans on his condition and expressed frustration at the positive result

Issues: The TV personality went on to slam regulations that allow asymptomatic patients to interact with others, calling the advice, 'irresponsible'

Issues: The TV personality went on to slam regulations that allow asymptomatic patients to interact with others, calling the advice, ‘irresponsible’

He said: 'The suggestion is that that days after the last symptom people should 'assume' that they're over this thing and 'proceed with caution! I find this totally unacceptable and irresponsible!'

He said: ‘The suggestion is that that days after the last symptom people should ‘assume’ that they’re over this thing and ‘proceed with caution! I find this totally unacceptable and irresponsible!’ 

The TV personality went on to slam regulations that allow asymptomatic patients to interact with others, calling the advice, ‘irresponsible’. 

‘The suggestion is that days after the last symptom, people should “assume” that they’re over this thing and “proceed with caution!”

‘I find this totally unacceptable and irresponsible! I completely understand the fact that the last thing the Health Dept wants to do is spend days retesting people like me and God knows that I don’t want to soak up resources. 

Holed up: Richard has been in self-isolation since announcing he had first tested positive on March 12

Holed up: Richard has been in self-isolation since announcing he had first tested positive on March 12

‘But I don’t see how I can walk out my front door until I have a clean ‘bill of health!’ I know the health system is fighting a huge battle and resources are stretched. 

‘But in clear conscience … I can’t put others at risk … until I’m assured that I’m not POSITIVE anymore!’ he concluded. 

Richard has been in self-isolation since announcing he had first tested positive on March 12. 

Famous friends: While it's impossible to know with 100 per cent certainty where Richard caught the virus, he did 'briefly' meet singer Rita Wilson (left) backstage at her Sydney Opera House concert on March 7

Famous friends: While it’s impossible to know with 100 per cent certainty where Richard caught the virus, he did ‘briefly’ meet singer Rita Wilson (left) backstage at her Sydney Opera House concert on March 7 

Healing: Rita and her husband, actor Tom Hanks (right), tested positive for COVID-19 on March 12, and are currently recovering on the Gold Coast

Healing: Rita and her husband, actor Tom Hanks (right), tested positive for COVID-19 on March 12, and are currently recovering on the Gold Coast

Richard also made a video updating his fans on his condition and expressing frustration at the positive result. 

While it’s impossible to know with 100 per cent certainty where Richard caught the virus from, he did ‘briefly’ meet singer Rita Wilson backstage at her Sydney Opera House concert on March 7. 

Rita and her husband, actor Tom Hanks, tested positive for COVID-19 on March 12, and are currently recovering on the Gold Coast. 

As of Tuesday evening, there have been 2,146 confirmed cases of coronavirus and eight deaths. 

Scary: As of Tuesday evening, there have been 2,146 confirmed cases of coronavirus and eight deaths

Scary: As of Tuesday evening, there have been 2,146 confirmed cases of coronavirus and eight deaths

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