FIFA president Infantino tests positive for COVID-19

By: AP |

October 27, 2020 9:51:37 pm

Gianni Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has examined positive for COVID-19.

The governing physique of world soccer mentioned Tuesday that Infantino has gentle signs and “has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for 10 days.”

People who’ve come into contact with the 50-year-old Swiss lawyer in current days have been knowledgeable “to take the necessary steps,” FIFA mentioned.

Infantino has traveled little through the coronavirus pandemic, however he attended a signing ceremony on the White House final month to mark normalised relations for Israel with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Infantino’s an infection comes as Switzerland studies a spike in COVID-19 circumstances. Switzerland has reported 127,000 circumstances this yr, with greater than 23,000 since final Friday.

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