A cheating husband in the United Kingdom reportedly visited Italy with his mistress — and now allegedly has the coronavirus.
What are the details?
According to the New York Post, the unnamed man described to be "well-heeled" and in his 30s, traveled to Italy on a recent trip with his mistress.
He reportedly told his wife that he was on a business trip in the U.K.
When he returned from the illicit trip, he began showing symptoms of COVID-19 and was later reportedly diagnosed with the disease.
A source with knowledge of the alleged situation said the patient "is the talk of public health officials."
"His case would be funny if it wasn't quite so serious," the source added. "The man confessed [to doctors ] 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."
The man — who is expected to recover — reportedly lives in northern England, where his wife has isolated herself.
"He thought he had the perfect alibi to carry out his affair, but hadn't reckoned on the coronavirus meltdown," the source said. "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."
The man did not publicly identify the woman involved in the affair, the report noted, and it is not clear if the man's mistress has also been infected with the disease.
At the time of this writing, Italy has seen nearly 3,000 deaths as a result of coronavirus.
Italy remains under lockdown.