Zimbabwe international midfielder Marvelous Nakamba could have been exposed to COVID-19 after his teammate at Aston Villa, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez (Pepe Reina) confessed during an interview with Spanish radio station Cope that he showed symptoms of the disease some time ago.
The Spaniard revealed on Tuesday that he was unable to take a test but says doctors considered his symptoms to be consistent with Covid-19. He said:
Last week it was my turn to go through the bug.
It has been a different week, of taking precautions not to infect the people who live with me.
Here tests are not conducted unless you are [in a] very bad [state]. Speaking to the doctors, the symptoms I had were of it, without official confirmation of it but everything pointed to it.
English Premier League action has been suspended until April 30 in order to help prevent the further outbreak of the coronavirus.
Reina is currently on loan at Villa Park from parent club AC Milan.