AceShowbiz - "The Walking Dead" actor Daniel Newman is struggling to get his coronavirus test results after paying $9,000 to find out if he's infected.
The 38-year-old was admitted to the hospital for a test last week (ends March 20), but government officials have refused to allow medics to process his test.
"I was just in Australia with Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, and thousands of people from around the world for Mardi Gras Pride (and) I was exposed to some sick people and I started developing symptoms and then back in the states I was notified someone in our group tested positive for #Covid19," Daniel explains on Instagram.
"I spent all day calling every urgent care and hospital no one had tests (sic)! Finally I found one emergency room that told me my symptoms match and to come in immediately. I did all the tests and they told me because I have 'mild symptoms' the government won't allow them to process my tests! They don't have enough they're not prepared, even though all my symptoms match (sic).
"They're only allowed to process 'severe symptoms, elderly, or people recently in Italy and China'. It cost me $9,116!! and they didn't even give me results."
Hospital staff sent Daniel home and told him to self-quarantine.
The furious actor adds: "Why after almost 3 months since China is our country not prepared with tests, masks, hand sanitizer, toilet paper! Why after one day of shaky stock markets did they invest 1.5 trillion into the markets, but not the Healthcare system after three months! This was not a surprise, this was not being prepared..."
"why didn't we have a pandemic unit ready when this happens every few years!? Everyone please treat each other with kindness and Love! We are all going through this together... Please be safe, wash your hands, stay 6 feet or more away from people and stay home."