FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has tested positive for the coronavirus.
He has mild symptoms and is self-isolating, according to a statement from FIFA. pic.twitter.com/ADjeUEFcdP
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The global football governing body made the announcement on Tuesday. It also stated that the FIFA boss has displayed mild symptoms and “has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for 10 days.”
People who have come into contact with the 50-year-old Swiss lawyer in recent days have been informed “to take the necessary steps,” according to FIFA.
Infantino’s infection comes as Switzerland reports a spike in COVID-19 cases, with more than 23,000 cases since last Friday.