Nottingham Forest majority owner Evangelos Marinakis has revealed on his official Instagram page that he has contracted coronavirus.

The Greek businessman revealed via a statement on the social media app “the recent virus has visited me”.

“The recent virus has ‘visited’ me and I felt obliged to let the public know,” Marinakis posted. “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.”

In rather concerning news, Marinakis was at the City Ground last Friday night for Forest’s Championship defeat to Millwall.

Twenty-seven thousand fans were in attendance for that match, per talkSPORT.

It has also been revealed, per journalist Daniel Storey, that Marinakis met the Nottingham Forest squad on Friday.

Daniel Storey

@danielstorey85

Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis – who was at the home game on Friday – has announced that he has the Coronavirus.

Daniel Storey

@danielstorey85

Update: I’m told that Marinakis met the Nottingham Forest squad on Friday. Dear me.

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Forest are set to play Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough this weekend, but it’s unclear how these latest developments will affect that fixture.

Marinakis is also the owner of Greek side Olympiacos and their Europa League clash against Wolves this week is now in doubt, according to the Daily Telegraph’s Matt Law.

He adds: “Told Wolves match on Thursday could be in the balance after Olympiacos (and N Forest) owner Evangelos Marinakis revealed he has coronavirus. The entire team and staff are going to hospital to be tested to see if they have got it. Olympiacos expected to make a statement later.”

Matt Law

@Matt_Law_DT

Told Wolves match on Thursday could be in the balance after Olympiacos (and N Forest) owner Evangelos Marinakis revealed he has coronavirus. The entire team and staff are going to hospital to be tested to see if they have got it. Olympiacos expected to make a statement later.

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Matt Law

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Also told Marinakis shook hands with the entire Nottingham Forest squad on Friday night. https://twitter.com/Matt_Law_DT/status/1237349376357478400 

Matt Law

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Told Wolves match on Thursday could be in the balance after Olympiacos (and N Forest) owner Evangelos Marinakis revealed he has coronavirus. The entire team and staff are going to hospital to be tested to see if they have got it. Olympiacos expected to make a statement later.

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Olympiacos v Wolves was already scheduled to take place behind closed doors because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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From the official Instagram account of owner Evangelos Marinakis.
He was at the Forest-Millwall game on Friday night.

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A number of other matches in various competitions around the world will also take place without fans over the coming weeks, while Serie A has been completely suspended as Italy goes into lockdown.

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