COVID-19: Manchester City Coach Guardiola Donates €1m

Ross Houston
March 25, 2020

Ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China on 1 December 2019 around 417,000 people were infected and about 18,000 people died because of the disease.

The coronavirus death toll in Spain jumped by 514 in a single day, as the situation in the country quickly worsens.

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazil star Neymar, who moved to France from Barcelona for a world record transfer fee in 2017, is third on the list with total pay of 102 million US dollars, way ahead of Real Madrid's Gareth Bale.

Such a donation would match that of Messi's former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola, who has given €1m towards the purchase and production of medical supplies and equipment with another Barcelona-based campaign. A statement said it will be used for the "acquisition of sanitary material during the COVID-19 emergency".

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The money will be used in providing medical equipment in Spain, which is the second-most affected country in Europe after Italy with 2,696 deaths and nearly 40,000 positive cases.

According to updated official figures on Wednesday, a total of 2,991 people have lost their lives, besides 40,000-plus people testing positive.

While the hospital did not say how much money the player donated, Catalan sports daily Mundo Deportivo said it was one million euros.

Brazil legend Pele has picked Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Lionel Messi as the current best soccer player in the world before he termed himself as the greatest player of all time.

"Leo Messi made a donation to the clinic to fight the coronavirus", Hospital Clinic wrote on Twitter.

Star Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and agent Jorge Mendes have also donated one million euros to fund intensive care units in hospitals in Lisbon and Porto.

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