The communications team of disgraced former CONCACAF boss and FIFA vice president Jack Warner has dismissed reports he is gravely ill from the coronavirus.
The reports claim the 77-year-old Warner, who campaigned for a seat in the Trinidad and Tobago General Elections last month, complained of feeling tired and was initially tested and released after being tested for cardiac issues.
A previously administered coronavirus test result, however, came back positive and the former football official was rushed back to the hospital. Details regarding Warner’s condition have been sketchy but both his publicist Michelle Borde-Harvey and Facebook page have insisted the former MP is doing well.
“Mr. Warner has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in fact being treated. He wishes to advise all, that he is alive and in good spirits, as always,” the statement on the social media website read.
Warner unsuccessfully contested the Lopinot Bon Air seat in the election. He is currently battling extradition to the United States, based on corruption charges levelled against him during his time in football.
The coronavirus pandemic has killed 29 people and infected 1, 984 in Trinidad and Tobago. Warner became the second politician to be stricken by the disease. (SportsMax)