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The Project’s Peter Helliar gives update on Covid-19 battle

The Project host tested positive to the virus earlier this month.
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The Project’s Peter Helliar has given viewers an update on his health after revealing he had tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month.

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On Tuesday night’s episode of The Project, Peter discussed his positive diagnosis while crediting the vaccine for his ‘mild’ symptoms.

“I had three days I felt like a mild cold. I did lose taste for a couple of days and smell for about a week. I also got some chills in the night,” he said.

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Peter was diagnosed with Covid earlier this month. (Credit: Network 10)

“People say you won’t know what the vaccine did because it’s the only experience I’ve had. But I tell you what, I had the vaccine and it worked as advertised,” he added.

Earlier this month, the host revealed on social media that he had tested positive for the virus.

“So I was sick of friends saying they didn’t know anyone with Covid. So I went and got Covid (not deliberately of course),” he joked.

“I am nearing the end of my quarantine and I feel absolutely fine. The worse it got was a mild cold.”

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“The worse it got was a mild cold.” (Credit: Instagram)

“Not because the virus didn’t have bad intentions but because science is brilliant and being fully immunised meant I had a whole bunch of vaxxy goodness protecting me. My family are safe and I am grateful,” he added.

“I’ll be back to work next week for an extremely viral Wednesday! Thank you, Science. I think I got a crush on you.”

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Peter went on to praise healthcare workers for their tireless efforts throughout the pandemic.

“Also to all the health workers and services. Luckily I didn’t need to go to hospital but everyone I spoke to on the phone were completely compassionate, professional, caring & incredibly patient,” Peter said.

“The system is undoubtedly under a great deal of stress but they are doing a wonderful job.”

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