FIFA President Gianni Infantino test positive for COVID-19

FIFA President Gianni Infantino test positive for COVID-19
FIFA President Gianni Infantino waits for the start of a signing ceremony at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 14, 2020. (Reuters/File Photo)
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Updated 27 October 2020

FIFA President Gianni Infantino test positive for COVID-19

FIFA President Gianni Infantino test positive for COVID-19

GENEVA: FIFA President Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, global soccer's governing body said on Tuesday.

Infantino, who is 50 years old, has reported mild symptoms and is in self-isolation and will quarantine for at least 10 days, FIFA added in a statement.

“All people who came into contact with the FIFA President during the last few days have been informed accordingly and they are being requested to take the necessary steps,” the statement said.

“FIFA sincerely wishes President Infantino a speedy recovery.”

Infantino has traveled little during the coronavirus pandemic, but he attended a signing ceremony at the White House last month to mark normalized relations for Israel with the UAE and Bahrain.

Infantino’s infection comes as Switzerland reports a spike in COVID-19 cases. Switzerland has reported 127,000 cases this year, with more than 23,000 since last Friday.

*With Reuters and AP