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Olympiakos FC owner Evangelos Marinakis has coronavirus

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Nottingham Forest and Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis has tested positive for coronavirus.

Marinakis, 52, was at the City Ground for Forest’s Championship fixture against Millwall on Friday.

“Mr Marinakis was diagnosed after showing the first symptoms on his return to Greece, the club said.

“During his stay in Nottingham 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.”

Marinakis had earlier revealed he had been diagnosed with coronavirus on social media platform Instagram.

“The recent virus has ‘visited’ me and I felt obliged to let the public know,” he said. “I feel good as I take all the necessary measures and I discipline to the doctor’s instructions.”

Millwall, who won Friday’s game in Nottingham 3-0, have said that “senior club representatives who came into contact with Mr Marinakis have begun a period of self isolation”.

A club spokesman added: “This is purely a precautionary measure and no individual has displayed any symptoms. The club will continue to follow all necessary guidance from the appropriate bodies.”

The Lions are due to host Derby County at The Den on Saturday.

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