Italian sprinter 100m record-holder Filippo Tortu tested positive for coronavirus

 Italian 100m record-holder Filippo Tortu has revealed on social media that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

He wrote: "I recently took the rapid test and despite the preventions implemented, I tested positive...I proceeded to contact all the people with whom I remember being in contact in the last period; if you have not received my message and we have interacted, I ask you to pay close attention and take the test too.

I want to reassure you about my condition: I'm fine, but my priority is to keep all the people I've seen in the last period safe, and to observe the quarantine until I return negative." Writes La Gazzetta dello Sport.

posted Thursday January 7th
by Alfonz Juck