The Chase's Paul Sinha reveals he potentially has coronavirus and shares a message to New Zealand

Publish Date
Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 9:57AM

Paul "The Sinnerman" Sinha is a fan favourite on The Chase. 

But the much-loved Chaser saddened fans last year when he revealed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. 

And now the 49-year-old brainiac - who is famous for his white suit - has disclosed that he could have potentially contracted coronavirus because he started social distancing "a few days too late."

Taking to Twitter, Paul shared an update on his health, writing: "Although I can't be sure and I can't be tested it seems likely I have Coronavirus.

"Started social distancing a few days too late. Anyone upsets me; I'll be around to sneeze in your home."

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Fans immediately sent messages of support and well wishes, with one writing: "Take care. Hope you're feeling better soon."

As well as sharing his suspicions he has Covid-19, the popular Chaser also posted a message to the people of New Zealand.

Following the Prime Minister's announcement the country would be lifting its alert level to four, he wrote: "Good luck New Zealand. Love you."

Parkinson’s is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, which usually begins with motor symptoms, including shaking and difficulty walking.

A number of celebrities have contracted the virus, with Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Idris Elba among those who've tested positive.