Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis has confirmed he has coronavirus displaying a statement on his Twitter account earlier today with the club issuing a statement soon after.
Mr Marinakis who was at the City Ground on Friday in attendance as the Reds played Millwall stated “The recent virus has visited me and I felt obliged to let the public know. I feel good as I take all the necessary measures and I disclipline to the doctors instructions. I strongly advise all my fellow citizens to do the same. I wish all a quick recovery”.
The club made an official statement on their website stating “Mr Marinakis was diagnosed after showing the first symptoms on his return to Greece yesterday afternoon. During his short stay in Nottingham last week he did not show any symptoms of the virus.”
“The club are seeking advice from medical professionals and the relevant governing bodies to ensure the correct measures are taken.”
“Until this time the club will be making no further comment.”
Elsewhere Notts County Football Club have announced that they will be taking precautionary measures for tonights National League match at Meadow Lane against Aldershot.
The club have stated “Our turnstile operators will be wearing protective gloves and we’re asking supporters to hold out their season card/match ticket for it to be scanned, rather than passing it to the operator.”
Notts County state “The welfare of our supporters, staff and players is of utmost importance to us and we will continue to take advice from the government and appropriate governing bodies on this issue.”
*Main image @FootballHub Forest chief Marinakis confirmed on Twitter he had picked up the virus.