Nova radio stations shut down as Chrissie Swan tests positive to Covid – just days after AFL star Jonathan Brown
Chrissie Swan is the second Nova radio star to have tested positive to Covid, after the studio was forced to shut down late on Tuesday afternoon.
The TV personality announced the news on her Instagram page on Wednesday, writing: ‘Turns out I didn’t escape Covid after all. After feeling a bit tired and flat I took a test and it’s come back positive.
‘I feel basically fine so far – worst is the fatigue (though I think I’ve been tired for 20years so I’m match fit).
Shock diagnosis: Nova radio star Chrissie Swan is the second Nova radio star to have tested positive to Covid, after the studio was shut down on Tuesday
‘I’m double vaxxed, always checked in with the QR codes, have contacted EVERYONE and have isolated since yesterday afternoon so as not to spread it any further.
‘I’ll be back on the airwaves soon – but from home. Update over! Don’t worry your pretty little heads about me xxx.’
According to The Herald Sun, both Nova and Smooth FM staff were put back into lockdown – with neither breakfast team live on air on Wednesday morning.
A statement from the station read: ‘We are responding to a positive Covid case in our Melbourne office.
‘Our Covid safety and response plan, which aligns with all current Victoria Government health advice and prioritises the safety of our staff, has been implemented’.
Announcement: The TV personality announced the news on her Instagram page on Wednesday, writing: ‘Turns out I didn’t escape Covid after all. After feeling a bit tired and flat I took a test and it’s come back positive’
The news comes days after Chrissie’s colleague Jonathan Brown and his nine year-old son, Jack, tested positive to Covid on Saturday.
As a result, the Chrissie, Sam and Browny breakfast show was off-air on Friday.
The 40-year-old AFL star confirmed he had been diagnosed with the respiratory virus on his Nova 100 breakfast show Chrissie, Sam & Browny on Monday morning.
‘I’m going to lift the curtain here. On Thursday afternoon, I said to Sam [Pang], I was playing golf with him and I leant on him and said, “I think this is the end.”
‘Pang will be my witness. I said to him in the car park Thursday night, I said, “I’m feeling a bit crook, I’m not right.”‘
Unwell: AFL star Jonathan Brown and his son Jack, nine, tested positive to Covid after the footballer began feeling ill during a round of golf with his radio co-star Sam Pang last Thursday. He is pictured with his wife Kylie at a bar opening earlier this month
Jonathan added: ‘I went home and I mentioned to my wife Kylie, because I was due to go out for dinner that night.
‘I said, “I don’t think I’m going to be able to go for dinner,” and she said, “Why don’t you have a rapid test?” because she had been a little bit crook for a couple of days.
‘Then it came up positive and I rang Pangy and rang our work, Nova, and said I came up positive pretty quick. I think we probably need to put something in place where everyone get tested. So I did the right thing.’
According to the publication, the duo’s co-host Sam Pang looks to have received the all clear, and is set to be part of Seven’s The Front Bar on Thursday night.
Tested: The 40-year-old and his colleagues Chrissie (centre) and Sam Pang (left) did not broadcast their breakfast show live on Friday. Both Nova and Smooth FM studios in Melbourne were shut down for deep cleaning and staff told to get tested. Pictured