FIFA President Gianni Infantino Tests Positive For Coronavirus

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus and is now entering a period of self-isolation.

The FIFA chief is said to have shown just ‘mild symptoms' of Covid-19, and all those who have come into contact with him in previous days are said to have been informed.

FIFA issued a media statement on Tuesday, in which it was outlined that the 50-year-old will remain in complete isolation for ‘at least ten days.'

The statement read: ”FIFA President Gianni Infantino has received confirmation today that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

”The FIFA president, who has reported mild symptoms, has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine for at least ten days.

”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.

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”FIFA sincerely wishes president Infantino a speedy recovery.”

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