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FIFA president Gianni Infantino tests positive for COVID-19

The governing body of world football said that Infantino has mild symptoms and "has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for 10 days.

AP Reported by: AP Zurich (Switzerland) Updated on: October 27, 2020 21:37 IST
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19.

The governing body of world football said on Tuesday that Infantino has 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”, FIFA said.

Infantino has travelled little during the Coronavirus pandemic, but he attended a signing ceremony at the White House last month to mark normalised relations for Israel with the United Arab Emirates 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.