Gianni Infantino: FIFA president tests positive for the dreaded COVID-19

Gianni Infantino: FIFA president tests positive for the dreaded COVID-19

- Gianni Infantino underwent a round of coronavirus test and the result came out positive

- The FIFA president has been ordered to self-isolate for at least 10 days

- Reports say he is experiencing mild symptoms due to the infection

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Gianni Infantino returned positive result having been tested for coronavirus according to the world’s football governing on Tuesday, October 27.

The 50-year-old has been ordered into self-isolation and will be in quarantine for at least 10 days until he produces a negative result.

Infantino is said to be experiencing mild symptoms as FIFA said in a statement cited by Sky Sports:

"FIFA President Gianni Infantino has received confirmation today (October 27) 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.

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Gianni Infantino: FIFA president tests positive for the dreaded COVID-19
Gianni Infantino goes into isolation after testing positive for coronavirus. Photo: Paolo Bruno
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Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is yet to recover from the infection and the five-time Ballon d'Or winner will not be in action when Juventus take on Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday night, October 28.

The Portuguese sensation will now miss a chance to reignite his rivalry with Lionel Messi, both of whom are regarded as the best players.

Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been rivals for close to two decades having a massive 11 Ballon d'Or awards between them.

They played against each other for nine years in the Spanish La Liga before Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid for a big move to Juventus.

CR7 tested positive again for the virus which has consequently ruled him out of the Champions League clash.

Ronaldo contracted coronavirus while on international duty with Portugal and he immediately left the camp and travelled back to Italy where he has been on self-isolation.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Italian officials have claimed they are investigating Cristiano Ronaldo for breaching health protocols by returning to his base in Turin.

According to Vincenzo Spadafora, who is Italy's sports minister, Ronaldo failed to respect the country's laws.

He said as cited in GOAL:

"Cristiano did not respect the protocol. There is an investigation by the Federal Prosecutor's Office to prove it.
"The virus has taught us that no one is exempt, obviously they are all people who have tried to respect the protocols as much as possible, but the only solution, in the end, is to stay at home."

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