Last night it was confirmed that another personality tested positive to coronavirus.

Channel 9 entertainment reporter, Richard Wilkins, tested positive to the virus after Tom Hanks’ wife Rita Wilson visited the Channel 9 studios last week.

Nine News Australia confirmed the news, writing in a tweet that “a much-loved member of the 9News team, Nine Entertainment Editor and Weekend Today Host Richard Wilkins has tested positive to coronavirus”.

Richard has since opened up in a brief tweet about testing positive to the virus that is impacting the entire world.

The Channel 9 personality said that he hasn’t been showing any symptoms and actually said that the worst part about it is the feeling that you have the virus that everyone is freaking out about.


“Hey… sincere thanks for all the messages…I really appreciate it,” Richard wrote in the Tweet.

“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’s son Christian Wilkins performed on Dancing With The Stars last night to an empty audience, and found out after his performance that his dad had tested positive.


“Just as an FYI, I was not aware of my dad’s positive results to coronavirus until after the show,” Christian said in an Instagram story.

He also confirmed that he and his dance partner are self-isolating after hearing the news and will be tested at some point today.

“Since finding out both Lily and I are self isolating and we’re going to be tested first thing in the morning.”

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