Sport football Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers revealed he had been infected with the...

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers revealed he had been infected with the deadly coronavirus

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English Premier League side Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers on Friday revealed he had been infected with the deadly coronavirus in March. He also compared the effects of the deadly virus on how he felt climbing Kilimanjaro.

Rodgers says he fell ill ‘a week or so’ after the English season was suspended on March 13 and later tested positive for the virus. “I could hardly walk and it reminded me of walking up Mount Kilimanjaro,” he told BBC Radio Leicester.

“We had a week off when we were supposed to play Watford (March 14) and then the week after that, I started to struggle.”

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Rodgers said he suffered from “breathlessness” before he recovered.

“For three weeks I had no smell or taste. I had no strength, and a week after, my wife was the same. We were tested and both of us were detected with the virus,” he added.

The former Liverpool manager is still being tested twice a week according to the Premier League’s coronavirus protocols.

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