Guardiola donates money to fight coronavirus outbreak in Spain
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has donated a sum £920,000 to fight the coronavirus outbreak in Spain. The world has been impacted severely by the coronavirus outbreak at this moment with more than 18,000 people losing their lives. In Spain, the situation has got worse as well. Guardiola, who is in Barcelona, made this useful contribution. Here's more on the same.
Money will be used to help purchase medical equipment
Guardiola has been working with his lawyers over the past few days to work out the best way of using the money to help victims. The fund will go to a campaign being promoted by the Medical College of Barcelona and the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation. The money will be used to help purchase medical equipment and protective material for the hospital staff.
How has Spain been affected?
Besides Italy, Spain is one of the most affected country in Europe. According to updated official figures on Wednesday, a total of 2,991 people have lost their lives, besides 40,000-plus people testing positive. Meanwhile, the Catalan region is one of the areas in Spain which has the most concentrated number of cases.
Foundation issues statement
"Pep Guardiola has made a donation of one million euros to the Fundacio Angel Soler Daniel for the acquisition and supply of health equipment to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic," the Foundation said in a statement.
Besides Pep, superstars Messi and Ronaldo have also made donations
Besides Guardiola, football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have also donated money to help the affected. According to a report in Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona forward Messi has donated a total of 1m euros to two hospitals, one in Barcelona and the other in Argentina. Ronaldo have donated money for patients suffering from coronavirus at hospitals in Lisbon and Porto.