Controversy is growing after Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis tested positive for COVID-19, and dined with other club patrons, and did not self-isolate despite having symptoms.
La Repubblica reported late last night that one of the representatives of the 20 clubs at the Lega Serie A meeting on Wednesday had tested positive for COVID-19.
Napoli released a brief statement this morning confirming President De Laurentiis was positive for the Coronavirus.
However, worrying details are emerging of his irresponsible behaviour when waiting for the test results, especially as he already had symptoms.
According to the Corriere della Sera newspaper, De Laurentiis and his wife Jacqueline felt unwell after visiting their holiday home on the island of Capri.
They underwent COVID-19 tests and were still waiting for the results when the 71-year-old President attended Wednesday’s Lega Serie A meeting.
It’s reported that, at the time, De Laurentiis had stomach pains and told those nearby it was due to ‘bad oysters’ he’d had in Capri.
While at the meeting, it’s claimed De Laurentiis received a phone call telling him that the tests had come back positive.