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“Still can’t believe it”: Richard Wilkins reveals he has tested positive for coronavirus a third time

“Still can’t believe it”: Richard Wilkins reveals he has tested positive for coronavirus a third time

Richard Wilkins has tested positive for coronavirus for a third time, after his initial diagnosis over a week ago.

The 65-year-old revealed the bad news on Instagram on Tuesday and expressed shock that he is still positive despite showing no symptoms.

Alongside a photo in which he is getting a swab test done at home by a masked medical professional, Richard explained to his fans that the third positive test had been confirmed.

He wrote: “So I’ve now returned a positive result THREE times. Still can’t believe it as I still have ZERO symptoms.”

Richard then revealed he underwent a new test and was now waiting for the results.

“They tested me again today and hopefully will return a NEGATIVE result. Fingers crossed!” he wrote.

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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

A post shared by Richard Wilkins (@richardwilkins) on Mar 24, 2020 at 12:23am PDT

The TV personality went on to slam regulations 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’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!” he concluded.

Richard has been in self-isolation since announcing he had first tested positive on March 12.