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

File: Manchester Metropolis’s Spanish supervisor Pep Guardiola holds a press convention on the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 25, 2020, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League soccer match in opposition to Actual Madrid CF. JAVIER SORIANO / AFP.


Manchester Metropolis coach Pep Guardiola has donated a million euros ($1.08 million) to assist purchase medical provides for the battle in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic in his native Spain.

The previous FC Barcelona boss gave the cash to the Medical School of Barcelona to purchase “medical equipment that is currently lacking in health centres in Catalonia,” the physique stated in a press release.

His donation may even be used to provide ventilators to deal with sufferers and protecting gear for well being care employees in Guardiola’s northeastern area of Spain.

In the meantime Barcelona’s Hospital Clinic stated it had obtained a donation from FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi to assist it battle the virus.

“Thank you Leo, for your support and commitment,” the hospital added in a tweet.

Whereas the hospital didn’t say how a lot cash the participant donated, Catalan sports activities day by day Mundo Deportivo stated it was a million euros.

With the pandemic spreading the world over, Spain has been one of many worst-hit international locations, logging the third highest variety of deaths with the newest toll standing at 2,696, and the whole variety of infections nearing 40,000.


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