May 26, 2020 – 09:37 a.m. m.
. / El País
The famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli said on Tuesday that he had a coronavirus in early March, but in a slight way, according to what he revealed on Tuesday to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica after donating his plasma for scientific research.
“The artist is one of the positive cases of coronavirus (…). The case dates back to March 10 when he carried out the test,” writes the newspaper that quotes Bocelli’s statements to a group of journalists after having donated their plasma to a hospital in Pisa (Tuscany) for the investigations they carry out on the Covid-19.
Bocelli said that he suffered a little fever and that he was practically asymptomatic, so he infected his wife and two children, who also had mild symptoms.
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The wife also donated her plasma for medical research, he added.
One of the possibilities explored by scientists to treat patients affected by Covid-19 is to inject them with the plasma of patients who have overcome the disease, since it contains potentially beneficial antibodies.
A month after he was confirmed to be positive for the coronavirus, on April 12, Bocelli gave a concert at the Duomo of Milan, the Gothic cathedral of the economic capital of Italy, before an empty city and in mourning for the pandemic.
During the concert, organized on the occasion of Easter, the artist sang a solo program that included sacred music.
Italy has been one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus, which has killed more than 32,000 people in almost three months, according to the latest official report.
Bocelli has participated in several solidarity initiatives, including the online concert ‘One world together at home’, convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Lady Gaga.