The Block's Josh Packham reveals he's got Covid: 'Get tested immediately'

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The celebrity boxing match that set off a fight between MAFS stars Bryce Ruthven and Sam Carraro in Melbourne last week could have been a super spreader event as The Block's Josh Packham reveals he caught Covid after attending the event.

Josh attended the Pretender to Contender: Whatever It Takes at the Melbourne Pavilion and received his positive result four days later.

The Block's Josh Packham has urged Aussies to get tested before Christmas after revealing he tested positive for Covid this week. Photo: Instagram/JoshPackham
The Block's Josh Packham has urged Aussies to get tested before Christmas after revealing he tested positive for Covid this week. Photo: Instagram/JoshPackham

He was in the crowd watching his twin brother and Block co-star Luke Packham face off against Bachelorette star Shannon Karaka.

Taking to his Instagram Stories on Tuesday, Josh said he wasn't surprised when he saw his official result, "I just got my results back, and no surprises guys, I'm positive.

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"Obviously it sucks that I'm not going to be able to spend Christmas with family and friends but I do have my roommate isolating with me so that's the one thing we can take out is we're doing it together," he shared, adding he isn't feeling "that sick" at the moment and felt his more severe symptoms had already passed.

Josh had been at the Pretender to Contender: Whatever It Takes boxing match watching his brother Luke when he is likely to have caught it. Photo: Nine
Josh had been at the Pretender to Contender: Whatever It Takes boxing match watching his brother Luke when he is likely to have caught it. Photo: Nine

"You know a bit of a cough, bit of a head cold sort of feeling, but I've got plenty of energy, yesterday I was sort of, you know, having the sweats and body aches but today way better so hopefully I'll knock it off pretty quickly," the reality star explained. "And yeah, I might even be able to get out for New Year's."

He continued, "I came in contact with a lot of friends when I was in Melbourne. So if you're watching this, probably go get tested immediately. Guys, don't muck around with it."

Josh said there were lots of people at the event who came up to say hello to him, adding they should also get tested immediately.

Josh urged everyone who wanted to enjoy Christmas with their families to keep their social circle small in the lead-up and to get tested. Photo: Instagram/Josh Packham
Josh urged everyone who wanted to enjoy Christmas with their families to keep their social circle small in the lead-up and to get tested. Photo: Instagram/Josh Packham

He then urged his followers to get tested and keep their social circle small, "Guys, if you do want to spend Christmas with your family, it's probably best to keep your distance from people you're not really close with and keep that close circle as small as possible. Because you know, chances are, you will catch it because it's running rampant through Sydney and Melbourne right now. 

"And if you want to spend Christmas with your family, just do the right thing."

Josh also shared a photo of himself making a peace sign, and wrote, "Peace out guys, see you in 2022 #covid #positive #iso #christmasiniso."

When someone commented saying they "wouldn't be smiling" if they were in the same situation, Josh joked, "Why be a neggy Nancy when you can be a positive Pete?"

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