Forest confirm players and staff have tested negative for coronavirus

Nottingham Forest confirm all players and staff tested negative for coronavirus after owner Evangelos Marinakis contracted illness

  • Evangelos Marinakis was at Nottingham Forest’s game against Millwall on Friday
  • He wrote: ‘The recent virus has ‘visited’ me, I felt obliged to let the public know’
  • Forest subsequently tested all their players and staff but tests were negative

Nottingham Forest’s coronavirus tests on players and staff have all come back negative. 

The club’s owner, Evangelos Marinakis, revealed he had contracted the illness with an Instagram post on Tuesday. 

His revelation prompted Forest to test every member of the team given that he attended Forest’s game against Millwall on Friday, even posing with fans.

The Nottingham Forest players and staff tested negative for coronavirus on Wednesday

A club statement read: ‘Nottingham Forest can confirm that all players, staff and officers have been tested for the coronavirus and all results have come back negative.

Within hours of receiving the news that owner Evangelos Marinakis had tested positive for the virus, the club took swift action to arrange tests for the entire first-team players, staff and officers that came into contact with the owner last week.

The club will remain in close dialogue with the relevant governing bodies and football authorities to ensure the correct measures are taken.

Marinakis also owns Olympiacos and all their tests came back negative too. 

Owner Evangelos Marinakis revealed on Instagram that he contracted coronavirus




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