Olympiakos, Nottingham Forest owner Marinakis has coronavirus


  • Football
  • Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Europa League - Round of 32 First Leg - Olympiacos v Dynamo Kiev - Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus, Greece - February 14, 2019 Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis before the match REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo

ATHENS (Reuters) - 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.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; editing by John Stonestreet)

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