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Richard Wilkins believes he caught ‘another load of’ coronavirus

Richard Wilkins has spoken of his frustration at testing positive for coronavirus for a third time after 13 days in self-isolation. 

The 65-year-old Channel Nine host told Fitzy & Wippa on Wednesday that he must have caught ‘another load of this thing’ somehow.

He is also yet to show any symptoms of COVID-19, which he finds ‘weird’.

'I just want to get out of here' Richard Wilkins, 65, (pictured) has spoken of his upset at testing positive for Coronavirus a THIRD time while speaking to Nova's Fitzy and Wippa on Wednesday

 ‘I just want to get out of here’ Richard Wilkins, 65, (pictured) has spoken of his upset at testing positive for Coronavirus a THIRD time while speaking to Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa on Wednesday

‘My immune system is still keeping it at bay, because the weird thing is I’m still yet to have a symptom,’ he explained.

Richard said he was confused by health authorities’ messages on what to do if you’re diagnosed with COVID-19.

For the time being, he has chosen not to leave his home until he tests negative.  

No symptoms: Richard explained he is still asymptomatic: 'But my immune system is still keeping it at bay, because the weird thing is I'm still yet to have a symptom.'

 No symptoms: Richard explained he is still asymptomatic: ‘But my immune system is still keeping it at bay, because the weird thing is I’m still yet to have a symptom.’

He claimed a doctor had previously told him it would be okay to leave the house after three days of no symptoms. 

‘How can I possibly do that? How can I walk out my front door unless I’ve got a clean bill of health?’ Richard said.

‘It’s been 13 days and I’m still testing positive and I just want to get out of here!’

Richard added that he was lucky to know his status, as there are no doubt many asymptotic people with coronavirus out in the community. 

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’ 

It comes after the entertainment reporter confirmed he’d tested positive again for the virus on Tuesday.

He told his Instagram followers: ‘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!’ 

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!’ 

Her went on to criticise regulations that allow asymptomatic patients to interact with others, calling this advice ‘irresponsible’.

He continued: ‘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.

‘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!’

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 

Richard has been in self-isolation since his first diagnosis on March 12.   

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.

As of Wednesday morning, there are 2,317 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia, including eight deaths 

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

Pandemic: As of Wednesday morning, there a2,31re7 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia, including eight deaths

Pandemic: As of Wednesday morning, there are 2,317 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia, including eight deaths

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