A married man in the United Kingdom has confessed to health officials that he contracted the deadly Coronavirus during a secret trip to Italy with his mistress.
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His unsuspecting wife, who is said to be in self-isolation, is unaware of how her cheating husband caught the disease.
According to The Sun, the man confessed to public health coordinators in the north of England, how he picked up the killer bug, following a secret break overseas.
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The unnamed patient in his late 30s, told his wife he was away on a business trip in the UK, and she has no idea he visited Italy, the report said.
He went to a hospital upon return with coronavirus symptoms, and tests revealed that he has the virus.
The man, described as “well-heeled and with a high-flying job”, told doctors that the affair was with a woman, but refused to mention her name.
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His wife has now self-isolated at their lavish home in the north of England.
“This patient is the talk of public health officials,” the foreign publication quotes a source as saying.
“His case would be funny if it wasn’t quite so serious.
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“The man confessed what he’d been up to in Italy, and that his wife has no idea.
“She thinks he just picked up the disease on his business trip away.
“Although the patient admitted to medics what had happened, he said nothing would persuade him to name his mistress.
“Despite his infection he is expected to survive the outbreak, unlike his extra-marital relationship.
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“He thought he had the perfect alibi to carry out his affair, but hadn’t reckoned on the coronavirus meltdown. The patient is just relieved he got home before flights were cancelled – that would have taken some explaining.
“He’s in a blind panic, but more about his adultery being exposed rather than his health.”
Italy has been the hardest hit European country by the coronavirus pandemic, with 2,158 deaths.
The country is in lockdown, and the Italian authorities have advised against all but essential travel.
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The country yesterday announced 349 deaths, taking its toll to 2,158, but said the worst-hit region of Lombardy was beginning to show signs of a possible slow down in the spread of the virus.
Attilio Fontana, Lombardy governor, said: “The increase is not a sharp rise as it was two, three days ago. Let’s hope it is the start of a trend reversal.”
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