Lionel Messi donates a million euros in direction of preventing coronavirus
Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi and Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola have donated a million euros to assist purchase medical provides for the combat towards the coronavirus pandemic in his native Spain.
Barcelona’s Hospital Clinic mentioned it had acquired a donation from Messi to assist it combat the virus.
“Thank you Leo, for your support and commitment,” the hospital added in a tweet.
While the hospital didn’t say how a lot cash the participant donated, Catalan sports activities each day Mundo Deportivo mentioned it was a million euros.
The former FC Barcelona boss gave the cash to the Medical College of Barcelona to purchase “medical equipment that is currently lacking in health centres in Catalonia,” the physique mentioned in a press release.
His donation will even be used to supply ventilators to deal with sufferers and protecting gear for well being care staff in Guardiola’s northeastern area of Spain.
With the pandemic spreading internationally, Spain has been one of many worst-hit international locations, logging the third highest variety of deaths with the most recent toll standing at 2,696, and the entire variety of infections nearing 40,000.