Messi has donated one million euros to combat coronavirus

Ruben Hill
March 26, 2020

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could move to Belarus to get their football fix amid the coronavirus pandemic, joked former Arsenal and Barcelona star Alexander Hleb.

Spain is the second worst-affected European nation with nearly 40,000 people diagnosed with the virus, including over 2,800 deaths.

The Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo reported that half the million euros will go to the Barcelona clinic and the other half to a medical center in Messi's native Argentina.

"Thank you, Leo, for your dedication and your support", said clinic of Barcelona on Twitter.

La Liga has also been suspended indefinitely, with officials saying on Monday that it would only resume when the government confirms it is safe to do so.

Meanwhile, the important donation from Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes will be split between two hospitals in Lisbon and Porto. But in Belarus no one cares about coronavirus.

Wards in Santa Maria will come with ten beds and ventilators while the wing in Santo Antonio will have fifteen beds and ventilators. "It is time to be responsible and stay home, in addition it is flawless to enjoy that time with yours that you can not always have", he concluded.

Spain reports, the day of Tuesday, more than 40 thousand infected with the COVID-19, while there is 2.937 deaths.

€"Pep Guardiola has made a donation of one million euros to the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation for the acquisition and supply of health equipment to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic", a statement from the college says.

The sum is in addition to the €400,000 ($433,000) three-year partnership PSG renewed with the SPF earlier this month.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski also donated € 1 million last week to help tackle the epidemic in Germany.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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