WhatsNew2Day
Latest News And Breaking Headlines

Richard Wilkins FINALLY tests negative for COVID-19 after four tests

Richard Wilkins has revealed that he has finally tested negative for coronavirus.

On Tuesday night, the 65-year-old shared the news alongside an Instagram video of him driving a trash can outside his house and angrily throwing in an empty Corona beer box.

In the accompanying caption he wrote: ‘… and Coronavirus you are out of here! The wonderful NSW Health team has given me permission to get back to work. ‘

All done! On Tuesday evening, Richard Wilkins (photo) revealed that he has finally tested negative for coronavirus. The 65-year-old shared the news alongside an Instagram video in which he drives a trash can outside his house and angrily throws in an empty Corona beer box

All done! On Tuesday evening, Richard Wilkins (photo) revealed that he has finally tested negative for coronavirus. The 65-year-old shared the news alongside an Instagram video in which he drives a trash can outside his house and angrily throws in an empty Corona beer box

He added the hashtag #NEGATIVE !! and the message, “Thank you all … KIA KAHA … lots of love.”

Kia kaha ha is a Māori expression used as an affirmation, meaning ‘to stay strong’. Richard is originally from New Zealand.

A Channel Nine spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday, “The health authorities have made it clear to him that he must return to work.”

It comes after the entertainment journalist was criticized by fans for using up “ deadly virus test kits ” after being tested four times in two weeks.

Weekend Today’s host has been in self-isolation since he announced his first positive test on March 15. Despite his diagnosis, he has not yet shown any symptoms.

In the accompanying caption he wrote: '... and Coronavirus you are out of here! The incredible NSW Health team has given me permission to go back to work '

In the accompanying caption he wrote: '... and Coronavirus you are out of here! The incredible NSW Health team has given me permission to go back to work '

In the accompanying caption he wrote: ‘… and Coronavirus you are out of here! The incredible NSW Health team has given me permission to go back to work ‘

A Channel Nine spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday, “The health authorities have made it clear to him that he must return to work.”

“Day 19 of quarantine or self-isolation for me since I first tested positive for the old corona virus,” said Richard in a clip he shared on his Instagram story.

“I intend to leave here today or tomorrow. I can not wait. Just do something that I’ve actually been putting off for years. Last little job in the house, clean the shed, ”he said.

He added part of the clip, “I’ll see you on the outside again soon. Thank you for all the great messages and so much love, everyone. ‘

Richard was tested for COVID-19 four times in two weeks, sparking a wave of criticism on social media.

Slapped: It comes after the entertainment journalist was beaten by fans for 'using up' test kits for the deadly virus

Slapped: It comes after the entertainment journalist was beaten by fans for 'using up' test kits for the deadly virus

Slapped: It comes after the entertainment journalist was beaten by fans for ‘using up’ test kits for the deadly virus

After Richard shared a photo on Instagram last week where he was being tested, his followers accused him of ‘using up’ test kits.

Please stop using all the tests. There aren’t enough tests to go around. Stay indoors longer, you’re not that special, ‘wrote one person.

Richard responded to the follower by saying that he was only following the doctor’s orders.

“Just do what I’m told to do,” he wrote.

Backlash: Richard was tested for COVID-19 four times in two weeks, sparking a wave of social media criticism

Backlash: Richard was tested for COVID-19 four times in two weeks, sparking a wave of social media criticism

Backlash: Richard was tested for COVID-19 four times in two weeks, sparking a wave of social media criticism

Furious: After Richard shared a photo on Instagram of himself being tested last week, there was a response from fans

Furious: After Richard shared a photo on Instagram of himself being tested last week, there was a response from fans

Furious: After Richard shared a photo on Instagram of himself being tested last week, there was a response from fans

Knockback: Richard responded to the follower by saying that he was only following the doctor's orders

Knockback: Richard responded to the follower by saying that he was only following the doctor's orders

Knockback: Richard responded to the follower by saying that he was only following the doctor’s orders

Richard said last week that he didn’t want to use too many test kits, because that would “consume resources.”

He added that he would not leave his home until permission was given.

The entertainment reporter also followed rules 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 are over it and” act with caution! ” ‘, He said.

Speaking: Richard said last week that he didn’t want to use too many test kits because it would “consume resources.” The entertainment reporter also struck down rules that allow asymptomatic patients to communicate with others, calling the advice “irresponsible”

“I find this completely unacceptable and irresponsible! I fully understand that the last thing the health department wants to do is spend days retesting people like me and God knows I don’t want to take up any resources.

“But I don’t see how I can walk out my front door until I have a clean health certificate! I know the health system is struggling and resources have been suspended, but with a clear conscience I cannot endanger others until I am sure I am no longer positive. ‘

An NSW Health spokesperson said earlier this week that people with the virus can leave self-isolation after 10 days, but only if they have been symptom-free for at least three days.

Close call: While it's impossible to know with 100 percent certainty where Richard got the corona virus, he met singer Rita Wilson backstage 'backstage' at her concert at the Sydney Opera House on March 7. Rita and her husband, actor Tom Hanks, tested positive for COVID-19 on the Gold Coast on March 12

Close call: While it's impossible to know with 100 percent certainty where Richard got the corona virus, he met singer Rita Wilson backstage 'backstage' at her concert at the Sydney Opera House on March 7. Rita and her husband, actor Tom Hanks, tested positive for COVID-19 on the Gold Coast on March 12

Close call: While it’s impossible to know with 100 percent certainty where Richard got the corona virus, he met singer Rita Wilson backstage ‘backstage’ at her concert at the Sydney Opera House on March 7. Rita and her husband, actor Tom Hanks, tested positive for COVID-19 on the Gold Coast on March 12

“For confirmed cases with mild illness, they can now be exempted from self-isolation if at least 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms and all symptoms of the acute illness have resolved within the past 72 hours,” the spokesperson said.

They added that follow-up testing is now only required for health professionals. Previously, two negative tests were required in all cases.

While it’s impossible to know with 100 percent certainty where Richard got the corona virus, he met 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 the Gold Coast on March 12. They’ve since gotten all-clear and are now back in the United States.

As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 4,559 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia, including 19 deaths.

Pandemic: As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 4,559 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia, including 19 deaths

Pandemic: As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 4,559 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia, including 19 deaths

Pandemic: As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 4,559 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia, including 19 deaths

.

Comments
Loading...