FIFA president Gianni Infantino tests positive for coronavirus and has entered isolation after showing 'mild symptoms'

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 50-year-old has been confirmed to have contracted the virus and is now entering a period of self-isolation.

Infantino is said to have shown just 'mild symptoms' of Covid-19, and all those who have come into contact with him in previous days are said to have been informed. 

FIFA issued a media statement on Tuesday, in which it was outlined that Infantino will remain in complete isolation for 'at least ten days.'

The statement read: 'FIFA President Gianni Infantino has received confirmation today that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

'The FIFA president, who has reported mild symptoms, has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine for at least ten 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.' 

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