Olympiakos, Nottingham Forest owner Marinakis has coronavirus

Olympiakos' president Evangelos Marinakis (C) celebrates on the pitch after the UEFA Europa league round of 32 second leg football match between Arsenal and Olympiakos at the Emirates stadium in London on February 27, 2020. The game finished 2-2 on aggregate after extra time, Olympiakos winning the tie on away goals.
Olympiakos' president Evangelos Marinakis (C) celebrates on the pitch after the UEFA Europa league round of 32 second leg football match between Arsenal and Olympiakos at the Emirates stadium in London on February 27, 2020. The game finished 2-2 on aggregate after extra time, Olympiakos winning the tie on away goals.
Image: Adrian DENNIS / AFP

The owner of Greece's most successful soccer club Olympiakos and English Championship side Nottingham Forest said on Tuesday he had contracted the coronavirus.

Evangelos Marinakis, a 52-year-old Greek businessman, said he was well and receiving treatment.

"The recent virus has "visited" me and I felt obliged to let the public know," he said in a social media post.

"I feel good as I take all the necessary measures and I discipline to the doctors' instructions.

"I strongly advise all my fellow citizens to do the same. I wish all a quick recovery."

The virus has infected well over 100,000 people worldwide and killed more than 3,000. Greece has several dozen cases but no fatality so far. 


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