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FIFA President Infantino test positive for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: FIFA President Gianni Infantino waits for the start of a signing ceremony at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

(Reuters) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, global soccer’s governing body said on Tuesday.

Infantino, who is 50 years old, has reported mild symptoms and is in self-isolation and will quarantine for at least 10 days, FIFA added in a statement here.

“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.”

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Catherine Evans

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