FIFA president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for coronavirus, the global governing body of football announced on Tuesday.
Infantino 50, who showed mild symptoms is in self isolation and will be in quarantine for at least 10 days, the statement added.
Infantino has traveled little during the Covid-19 pandemic, but he attended a signing ceremony at the White House last month to mark the normalized relation for Israel with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
“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 read.
Infantino’s infection comes shortly after Switzerland announced an increase in the number of cases. Switzerland has reported 127,000 cases this year, with more than 23,000 since last Friday.
“FIFA sincerely wishes President Infantino a speedy recovery.”