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richard wilkins coronavirus : the entertainment reporter shares his experience

Richard wilkins returns to his work on 4 april after 18 day of self isolation due to Covid-19.

After it was revealed that American actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus Richard and his colleagues David Campbell, Belinda Russell goes into self isolation on March 12 because they came in contact in Rita two times.

Richard had met Rita once backstage at the Sydney Opera House and once during her Today Extra interview on March 9.

Richard first tested positive for COVID-19 on March 15 and two more tests also come positive until Tuesday’s all-clear from NSW Health.


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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

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Richard shares his experience on his Blog.Richard describes 18 days of self isolation as “longest time I’ve ever spent entirely by myself.”

it was a pretty strange and unforgettable time in my life

Rcihard Writes “My experience pales to insignificance of course in comparison to thousands of others who have subsequently contracted the virus, but nevertheless it was a pretty strange and unforgettable time in my life.”

Felt like a bit of Guinea pig

I was in quarantine for much longer than anticipated especially as I was asymptomatic, and felt like a bit of Guinea pig when talking to the health authorities, but it was about keeping other people safe.

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