An English businessman is allegedly in a "blind panic" after contacting coronavirus, but he's worried less about his health than about the circumstances in which he contacted the novel virus.
The unnamed man, who is reportedly in his late 30s, had told his wife that he was going on a business trip within the UK, when he really set off to Italy on a romantic vacation with his mistress. His deceit was perfect, but the only thing he couldn't plan for was the coronavirus epidemic in Italy. When he returned home, he started exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19, and tests confirmed that he had indeed been infected. He told his wife that he was infected domestically, but is concerned that his extramarital affair may be exposed.
"This patient is the talk of public health officials," a source close to the case told The Sun. "His case would be funny if it wasn't quite so serious. 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."
According to the British tabloid, the unnamed businessman admitted to doctors that he had traveled to Italy with his mistress, but has so far refused to identify her, for fear of having their affair exposed. Meanwhile, his wife, who only knows that he has COVID-19, has isolated herself in their lavish home in northern England.
"He thought he had the perfect alibi to carry out his affair, but hadn't reckoned on the coronavirus meltdown," the anonymous source added. "The patient is just relieved he got home before flights were canceled - that would have taken some explaining. He's in a blind panic, but more about his adultery being exposed rather than his health."