TikTok guy Jon-Bernard Kairouz is in hospital with Covid-19, Sydney, NSW


EXCLUSIVE: TikTok comedian who sensationally predicted NSW Covid case numbers is hospitalised with the virus while his father is being treated in ICU – as it’s revealed he plans to fight charges over anti-lockdown rally

  • Jon-Bernard Kairouz, 24, is in a Covid-19 ward along with his father Richard
  • Whole family has been in isolation, and father has been moved to ICU
  • Plans to fight charges after he gave a speech a an anti-lockdown rally
  • He was known as ‘the TikTok guy’ after correctly revealing NSW case numbers










A TikTok comedian who shot to fame after he correctly predicted the daily Covid case numbers in NSW has joined his father fighting for life in hospital with the virus.

Jon-Bernard Kairouz, 24, is in a Covid-19 ward at St George Hospital in Kogarah, Sydney’s south, multiple sources told Daily Mail Australia.

His dad Richard Kairouz has also been battling the disease at the same facility since September 4, but sources say the gym owner has since been placed in an induced coma in ICU. 

Mr Kairouz junior became known as ‘the TikTok guy’ after repeatedly revealing the NSW Covid tally hours before Premier Gladys Berejiklian earlier this year.  

His sensational five-day steak ended in July when he got the numbers wrong, but he made headlines days later when he was charged for giving a speech at Sydney’s anti-lockdown protest.

Jon-Bernard Kairouz (pictured) shot to fame after he correctly predicted the daily number of NSW case numbers in NSW

Jon-Bernard Kairouz (pictured) shot to fame after he correctly predicted the daily number of NSW case numbers in NSW

Jon-Bernard Kairouz and his father Richard Kairouz (pictured together) have been hospitalised with Covid-19

Jon-Bernard Kairouz and his father Richard Kairouz (pictured together) have been hospitalised with Covid-19

Bankstown Local Court heard on Wednesday that the entertainer plans to fight two counts of not comply with noticed direction/Covid-19 and encourage commission of crime when he appears in the Downing Centre in October. 

Dubbing himself ‘the people’s premier’, Mr Kairouz spoke to a cheering crowd of impassioned Australians who gleefully clutched signs condemning lockdowns, masks and vaccines.

‘All we want is freedom,’ he told about 3,500 protesters.

‘I must say I’ve crunched the numbers, I don’t think the cases are going to go up tomorrow.

‘From what I’ve calculated there’s over 50,000 people here today,’ he wrongly claimed.

Jon-Bernard Kairouz fired up anti-lockdown protesters during an illegal rally in Sydney in July (pictured)

Jon-Bernard Kairouz fired up anti-lockdown protesters during an illegal rally in Sydney in July (pictured)

Three police detectives were waiting outside his home in Belmore, in Sydney’s south-west, on Sunday July 25 to present him with his court attendance notice.  

The NSW Police Force released tense footage of his the moment detectives confronted Mr Kairouz on the street as he returned from an exercise session.

A source close to the family said last week that the family has been hit hard by Covid.

‘He was symptomatic … and kept deteriorating,’ they said, referring to Mr Kairouz senior.

‘(He) decided to go to hospital on the Saturday afternoon. The whole family is at home in isolation.

‘After predicting the Covid-19 numbers daily, (Jon-Bernard) couldn’t predict that he (his dad) would contract it.’

Jon-Bernard Kairouz's streak of accurate Covid case numbers ended after just five days in July

Jon-Bernard Kairouz’s streak of accurate Covid case numbers ended after just five days in July

Kairouz is seen above when he was charged by officers on the street near his family's home on July 25

Kairouz is seen above when he was charged by officers on the street near his family’s home on July 25 

It is still unclear how Mr Kairouz managed to accurately predict the Covid case numbers for five days in a row. 

The feat hasn’t been repeated by anyone else except for a handful of well-connected political reporters who have reliably forecast ballpark figures.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard denied that a ‘trap’ had been set for Mr Kairouz where false information was supplied to his source. 

Mr Kairouz enjoyed his case numbers stardom, telling reporters prior to the police charges that he was ‘having a ball’. 

‘It’s been a whirlwind,’ he added. 

Mr Kairouz has kept a lower profile in the wake of the police action. No one from the family responded to repeated requests for comment.

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