Andrew Bolt tests himself for coronavirus live on air

Sky News host Andrew Bolt has returned a negative result for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, after testing himself live on air in a bid to determine whether he has in the past been infected with the disease.

Mr Bolt used an antibody test kit produced by a Scandinavian company.

The at-home COVID-19 test kit yields results in 10 minutes and has a 98 per cent accuracy rate.

Mr Bolt undertook the test following revelations which surfaced that study by scientists from the Australian National University discovered more than 60,000 cases of the virus may have been present in Australia at the time when the tests were conducted between June 2 and July 17.