FIFA President Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, the international governing body of football said Tuesday.
Infantino, who is 50 years old, has reported mild symptoms and is in self-isolation where he will quarantine for at least 10 days, FIFA added in a statement.
"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," the statement said.
"FIFA sincerely wishes President Infantino a speedy recovery."
Infantino did not travel much during the pandemic but did attend a signing ceremony at the White House last month marking normalized relations for Israel with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 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.
As the COVID-19 infection rates increase again in Europe, football has also been affected with the banning of fans and game cancellations.
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