A cheating married man has landed in serious trouble after catching coronavirus while on a secret holiday trip to Italy with his mistress.
His unsuspecting wife who is in self-isolation is unaware of how her husband caught the disease.
The unnamed patient, who is reportedly in his late 30s, told his wife he was away on a business trip in the UK, and she has no idea he visited Italy.
Upon his return to the UK, the man presented himself to a hospital with coronavirus symptoms, and tests revealed he has Covid-19.
The man did not tell his wife, who is now self-isolated with him at their lavish home in the north of England, how or where he got the deadly disease.
He, however, confessed to medical doctors that he contracted the virus while he was on a secret holiday with a mistress of his in Italy.
A source told The Sun: “This patient is the talk of public health officials.
“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.
“Although the patient admitted to medics what had happened, he said nothing would persuade him to name his mistress.
“Despite his infection he is expected to survive the outbreak, unlike his extra-marital relationship.
“He thought he had the perfect alibi to carry out his affair, but hadn’t reckoned on the coronavirus meltdown.
“The patient is just relieved he got home before flights were cancelled – that would have taken some explaining.
“He’s in a blind panic, but more about his adultery being exposed rather than his health.”
Italy has been the hardest hit European country by the coronavirus pandemic, with 2,158 deaths.
The country is in lockdown and the Italian authorities have advised against all but essential travel.