Richard Wilkins has announced that he no longer has the coronavirus in a little skit video on Instagram.
After first testing positive to the virus a few weeks ago now following contact with Rita Wilson, Richard has said that he’s now been given the all clear from NSW Health.
Hey ….sincere thanks for all the messages…I really appreciate it. It’s actually a bizarre feeling to have tested positive to this thing we’ve all been talking about. I feel 100% …no symptoms at all ! Thanks again ….love to all RW xx
— Richard Wilkins (@RichardWilkins) March 15, 2020
In a short video posted to Instagram, Richard was seen walking his rubbish bin outside his house. In his other hand he held a cardboard Corona Beer box.
With a satisfied look on his face, Richard threw the box into the bin with an almighty slam.
“…and Coronavirus you’re to here!” Richard wrote in the caption.
“I’ve been cleared to return to work by the incredible team at NSW Health #NEGATIVE!! Thanks all… KIA HAHA… much love. RW x”
Richard’s son Christian Wilkins, who had a coronavirus scare but ended up testing negative, wrote in the comments section saying, “I can’t wait to give you the biggest hug”.
This comes after Richard revealed just a week ago that he’d tested positive to the virus three times, despite experiencing zero symptoms. He said that he would be getting tested again and hoped for a negative result. And looks like he got it!
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So …. I’ve now returned a positive result THREE times… still can’t believe it as I still have ZERO symptoms. They tested me again today ,.. and hopefully will return a NEGATIVE result. Fingers crossed!!! The suggestion is …. that 3 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… 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 ! Love to all RW XX
Now that he’s received the all clear, looks like Richard Wilkins will be returning to our TV screens on Channel Nine!