'Something's fishy': MAFS' Ivan brands coronavirus 'rubbish' in bizarre radio rant

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Fresh from causing a big stir on Monday night’s episode of Married At First Sight, Ivan Sarakula has made some controversial comments about the current coronavirus pandemic, branding it ‘rubbish’.

When quizzed about COVID-19 by hit105’s Stav, Abby and Matt this morning the outspoken real estate agent replied, “Oh this rubbish, if you buy into it’s hard”.

MAFS star Ivan Sarakula has shared some controversial opinions on COVID-19. Photo: Channel Nine.
MAFS star Ivan Sarakula has shared some controversial opinions on COVID-19. Photo: Channel Nine.

Clearly stunned, the hosts ask Ivan if he thinks the viral outbreak that has infected 330,000 and killed upwards of 13,000 people worldwide to date is ‘all a lie’.

“I don’t know if it’s a lie mate but there’s some pretty crazy stuff going on in China,” Ivan responded.

“I was watching videos last night and they’re spraying the streets, there’s all sorts of jazz going on. There’s more to the story that we don’t know. There’s something going on that’s just fishy,” he added.

A laboratory worker places a test tube containing a patient's sample into a box during coronavirus detection tests in the virology research labs at UZ Leuven university hospital in Leuven, Belgium, on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. China has kick-started a clinical trial to speedily test a drug for the novel coronavirus infection as the nation rushes therapies for those afflicted and scours for vaccines to protect the rest. Photographer: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg
COVID-16 has claimed 14,000 deaths to date. Photo: Getty Images.

Ivan ‘still working’

The hosts attempt to convince Ivan that the situation is ‘pretty serious’ but he appeared unfazed, saying that, in comparison with COVID-19, ‘no one gives a shit’ about the number of people who die from ‘flu.

He went on to confirm that he is ‘definitely still working’ despite social distancing and self-isolation protocol being in place.

On Monday, NSW effectively went into lockdown after the government ordered all non-essential businesses to close, however, real estate agencies were not listed among the businesses required to cease trading.

It’s not the first time Ivan’s had an awkward on-air encounter after hanging up on Hit 101.3's Daniel ‘Gawndy’ Gawned and Ash Pollard mid-interview back in February.

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