Betoota Heights plumber Toby Johnstone had to quarantine himself on Sunday.

Loaded up with a big food delivery drop off and a season of the Office (American version) loaded up, the 27-year-old man locked himself down after contracting a dangerous virus.

“Haha yeah,” laughed the Betoota Dolphins backrower who picked up the virus on Sunday morning after ploughing through a case of beers popular amongst 18-year-old boys and white middle-aged dads feeling a bit exotic.

This comes after the coronavirus 2019nCoV broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has spread across the country and across borders to Japan, South Korea, Thailand and potentially Australia.

The virus belongs to the same family of coronaviruses as SARS which broke out in 2002/2003.

Despite having never been to Wuhan, or getting closer to the Chinese mainland than Phuket, local legend Johnstone reckons he might have already picked it up.

“You shoulda seen me on Sunday bro,” he laughed.

“Had those spews where the blood vessels in your eyes burst and you vomit up the white phlegm looking bile.”

“I was fucked, but a few hours in isolation sorted me quick smart.”

“So yeah I had a coronavirus, not sure if it’s the same one going round as that one from China, but it was pretty fucked aye.”

Queensland Health is surprisingly yet to comment on the man’s claims.

More to come


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