FORMER FIFA vice president Jack Warner has been discharged from the Couva Hospital.
Warner said in a statement on Sunday night, “The worst part is over but the journey back to good health is incomplete.”
The 77-year- old former football administration turned politician, contracted the virus two weeks ago, and has been in the hospital since September 2.
He said he is under strict instructions to self-quarantine until September 24. to ensure he does not pose a threat to his family or anyone else.
“I will also be called from time to time by the relevant official in the Ministry of Health so as ensure that I comply with all the post-hospital covid19 protocols.
“This was not a good road trip and I will be following the medical guidelines to the dot and to the tittle not simply because it is my social and legal responsibility to do so but because the discomfort, the isolation and the pain that one goes through is not an experience that anyone will wish for another,” Warner said.
He also warned that during his period of recovery, he will remain “in the shadows away from media contact.”
“And this is not because of any disrespect to this profession to which I have grown to love but rather to allow me to recover undisturbed; I would truly wish that my request for silence during this period is respected,” he explained.
“Let me, first of all, thank God for this second chance and for his mercy in allowing me to unite with my family and also once again to thank my family and friends for being my source of comfort and strength along this journey and for their prayers for healing which ascended to the throne of grace and my behalf. “God has answered and for that, I am not only grateful but extremely thankful; thanks again to one and all,” Warner added.
When he was first admitted to the hospital, there were rumours he had died but this was dispelled by his close associates.
Warner unsuccessfully contested the Lopinot/Bon Air seat in the election for his Independent Liberal Party.