A married man in quarantine with coronavirus has been sweating because he caught the killer bug with his lover during a secret trip to Italy.
His unsuspecting wife is now in self-isolation and does not know how her fraudulent husband has contracted the disease.
He confessed to the public health coordinators in the north of England of how he had picked up the killer bug after a secret break overseas. The sun Reports.
The nameless patient, in his late 30s, told his wife that he was on a business trip to the UK and that she had no idea that he had visited Italy.
On his return, he went to a hospital with coronavirus symptoms – and tests showed that he had COVID-19.
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The man, who was described as “well-heeled and with a high-flying job,” told doctors that the affair was with a woman, but refused to name her.
His wife has now isolated herself in her lavish home in the north of England.
“This patient is spoken of by public health officials,” said a source The sun.
“His case would be funny if he weren’t that serious.
“The man confessed what he was up to in Italy and that his wife has no idea.
“She thinks he just discovered the illness on his business trip.
“Even though the patient admitted to the doctors what had happened, he said nothing would make him call his lover.
“Despite his infection, he is expected to survive the outbreak, unlike his extramarital relationship.”
“He thought he had the perfect alibi to carry out his affair but didn’t expect the corona virus to collapse,” added the source.
“The patient is only relieved that he came home before the flights were canceled – that would have cost some explanations.
“He’s in a panic, but more about his adultery than his health.”
Italy was the European country most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with 2,503 deaths. The oldest was 95 and the two youngest were 39.
Yesterday, the country had an enormous increase in casualties and reported 345 new deaths within 24 hours.
The country is closed and the Italian authorities have advised against all trips except the essential ones.
However, there was a glimmer of hope in the worst affected country after China and suspended for a week as the most affected region of Lombardy showed signs of a possible slowdown in the spread of the virus.
His governor Attilio Fontana said: “The climb is not a steep climb like two or three days ago. Let us hope that this is the beginning of a trend reversal. “
This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced with permission