The president of FIFA, Infantino has tested positive for the coronavirus. Fortunately, he only has mild symptoms and will be self-isolating for another ten days. Infantino has been in the post of the president since 2016. Moreover, Switzerland has been reporting a spike in Corona cases recently and this may have led to his positive report.
FIFA wishes Infantino a speedy recovery
FIFA said that, “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 at least for 10 days.”
They also added, “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.”
The president has been focusing on getting fans back into the stadiums and said, “I cannot imagine the Qatar 2022 World Cup without fans because playing a competition the size of the World Cup without spectators is almost no point in having, causing us big issues, and there is no doubt that the next World Cup will definitely be held in Qatar. We have sufficient time in order to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and the global community will have done this by winter 2022.”