FIFA Chief Gianni Infantino Tests Positive For COVID-19
International governing body of football, FIFA has on Tuesday, October 27 announced that its president, Gianni Infantino has contracted coronavirus.
According to the governing body, the 50-year-old has mild symptoms and will remain in isolation for the next 10 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.
FIFA sincerely wishes President Infantino a speedy recovery.
Infantino’s last public appearances was at FIFA’s Compliance Summit which ended on October 16 when all attendees were present via video.
Cases, hospitalisations and deaths from COVID-19 in the body’s base, Switzerland, have doubled from one week to the next throughout October.
The country’s government is expected to decide Wednesday on new measures to control the spread of the virus.
The spread of the illness has cast doubt over Wednesday’s potential meeting between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the Champions League after the Juventus attacker tested positive for the illness earlier this month.