Briatore says he's had worse illnesses than COVID-19

Businessman was vocal critic of coronavirus restrictions

(ANSA) - ROME, SEP 15 - Italian businessman Flavio Briatore said Tuesday that he has had worse illnesses after recovering from COVID-19.
    The 70-year-old businessman, a former F1 boss and owner of the 'Billlionaire' nightclub in Sardinia, had a spell at Milan's San Raffaele Hospital with the disease last month.
    He was a vocal critic of coronavirus-linked restrictions before contracting it.
    "I don't want to play down the illness but last year I was very ill.I had pneumonia," he said in a video posted on Instagram.
    "I was taken in at the San Raffaele that time too and I was really bad.
    "It was absolutely not comparable to the last 24 days. I was three or four days in hospital and then I was treated at the house of (right-wing politician) Daniela Santanchè "I think it is my duty to talk about my experience because I have realised that COVID can be defeated and collective psychological hysteria must not be fed".
    Dozens of people tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting Billionaire this summer. (ANSA).


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