Coronavirus: Nottingham Forest players and staff test negative
Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis confirmed on Tuesday he had contracted virus
Last Updated: 11/03/20 4:35pm
All Nottingham Forest players and staff have tested negative for coronavirus.
Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis announced on Tuesday that he had coronavirus - just days after he attended the Championship side's home match against Millwall.
A club statement said: "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."
Wednesday's Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal was postponed after it emerged that the Forest owner came into contact with the Arsenal squad.
Marinakis, who is also the owner of Olympiakos, was present for Arsenal's home match against the Greek side in the Europa League at the end of last month.
The Greek businessman met some of the Arsenal squad although no one at the club had prolonged contact with Marinakis. He did, though, shake the hand of one Arsenal player.
Coronavirus: Key sporting developments
- Wednesday's Premier League game between Man City and Arsenal has been postponed.
- Chelsea's Champions League last-16 second leg game against Bayern Munich at the Allianz on March 18 will be played behind closed doors, as will Barcelona's decisive match with Napoli on the same night. PSG's match with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday is also being played behind closed doors
- Manchester United's Europa League last-16 first-leg match at LASK on Thursday will be played behind closed doors. Wolves' Europa League tie at Olympiakos in Greece on Thursday will also have no spectators inside the stadium. Wolves have confirmed they had a request to postpone Thursday's Europa league clash with Olympiacos rejected by UEFA. Rangers' away leg vs Bayer Leverkusen on March 19 is to be played behind closed doors. Roma will not travel to Spain for their Europa League match against Sevilla on Thursday after their plane from Italy was not authorised to land
- The Italian football federation (FIGC) admitted on Tuesday the Serie A season might not finish because of the coronavirus outbreak. All domestic sporting action has been suspended in Italy after prime minister Giuseppe Conte announced that the whole country would be on lockdown from Tuesday morning
- All La Liga games for at least the next two weeks will be played behind closed doors following updated advice from the Spanish authorities
- All Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches until April 15 will be played behind closed doors amid the outbreak, the French League (LFP) said on Tuesday. The French League Cup final between PSG and Lyon on April 4 has been postponed
- The Republic of Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off against Slovakia in Bratislava on March 26 will be played behind closed doors. Germany's international football friendly against Italy on March 31 will also be played behind closed doors.
- The Bosnia & Herzegovina Football Federation has confirmed ticket sales for this month's Euro 2020 play-off match with Northern Ireland have been suspended
- England's friendly matches against Italy on March 27 and Denmark on March 31 - both at Wembley - will currently go ahead as planned, according to the Football Association
- The France vs Ireland Six Nations match was postponed on Monday. As it stands, the Wales vs Scotland match is the only game in the final round of the Six Nations due to go ahead as originally scheduled, after the Italy vs England game in Rome was postponed last week
- Catalans' Super League game at home to Leeds Rhinos in Perpignan on Saturday will go ahead behind closed doors
- Tennis tournament the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells was due to start in California on Monday but will now not take place
- The Indian Open golf tournament, scheduled to take place from March 19-22 in New Delhi, has been postponed