Sky Sports reports that FIFA president Gianni Infantino is in self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.
The reports claim that Infantino is experiencing symptoms, although they are thought to be mild, and will now self-isolate.
A statement from FIFA though noted: “FIFA President Gianni Infantino tested positive for corona after carrying out tests today. The FIFA president who is reported to have mild symptoms will immediately undergo self-isolation and will be quarantined for at least 10 days."
It added that people who have recently come into contact with Infantino, who has served as FIFA’s president since 2016, “have been informed accordingly and they are being requested to take the necessary steps.”
Infantino travelled to the United States last month to attend a White House ceremony that marked the new diplomatic relationship between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Since August, Infantino has been under investigation by Swiss law enforcement authorities who suspect that he may have illegally pressured the country’s attorney general into abusing the powers of that office.
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino has contracted Corona virus pic.twitter.com/nSLMYXLGNf