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Victoria and David Beckham caught Covid while partying

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Victoria and David Beckham, it is said, battled corona on the downlow after catching it at various high profile events here in the US.

The two and several relatives and staff members came down with the virus at the launch of Becks’ new soccer club.

Victoria, 46, feared they may be “super-spreaders” after flying back to the UK for son Brooklyn’s 21st birthday do, with guests such as Stormzy and Emma Bunton. Tests later confirmed the couple’s Covid diagnosis.

Keep in mind this would have been in late February, so not when the world was shut down.

According to a source; “It was an absolute nightmare scenario.

“David was on duty for his club Inter Miami, and Victoria and the family flew down to support him.

“They attended a couple of swanky networking events as David had promotional duties, and were shaking hands and kissing fans and various club dignitaries. They then flew back to London, and were whisked straight to their Cotswolds mansion.”

The source said the couple celebrated Brooklyn’s 21st before a short trip back to the States, this time to Miami.

When they returned, the source went on, “David started to feel ill and then Victoria developed a sore throat and high temperature.

“At the same time, several of their team including drivers, bodyguards and assistants fell ill — a couple of them very badly so. Victoria really panicked and made the whole family quarantine rigidly for more than two weeks.

“She was utterly petrified they might be super-spreaders, and did all she could to minimize all future risk. Not only was she poorly in bed, she was also completely panicked. It was a rough few weeks.”

After making full recoveries, Posh and 45-year-old Becks checked in regularly with their team.