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Fifa president Infantino tests positive for Covid-19

2020-10-28 HKT 00:44
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  • World football's governing body said Infantino will remain in quarantine for at least 10 days. File photo: AFP
    World football's governing body said Infantino will remain in quarantine for at least 10 days. File photo: AFP
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. (AP)