FIFA President Gianni Infantino has examined positive for COVID-19, world soccer’s governing physique mentioned on Tuesday.
Infantino, who’s 50 years previous, has reported delicate signs and is in self-isolation and can quarantine for at the very least 10 days, FIFA added in an announcement.
“All individuals who got here into contact with the FIFA President throughout the previous few days have been knowledgeable accordingly and they’re being requested to take the mandatory steps,” the assertion mentioned.
“FIFA sincerely needs President Infantino a speedy restoration.”
Infantino has traveled little in the course of the Corona Virus pandemic, however he attended a signing ceremony on the White House final month to mark normalized 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 12 months, with greater than 23,000 since final Friday.
As the Corona Virus an infection charges are rising once more in Europe, soccer has been additionally affected with fan bans and sport cancellations.