Pep Guardiola donates Sh115 million to help fight Covid-19

  • Pep Guardiola donates Sh115 million to help fight Covid-19

Pep Guardiola donates Sh115 million to help fight Covid-19

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi have each donated €1 million to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.

Guardiola, who is at his home in Barcelona, has been working with his lawyers over the past few days to work out the best way of using the money.

"The donation campaign promoted by the Medical College of Barcelona and managed through the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation aims to collect medical materials and financial contributions from collegiate doctors and the general population, for the purchase of medical equipment and equipment that is now lacking in health centres in Catalonia".

Spain is now the fourth largest country that is negatively impacted by the spread of the pandemic having around 39,800 people infected with about a total recovery of about 3,700 and more than 2,800 dead.

As of Tuesday, 2,696 deaths and nearly 40,000 positive cases had been reported.

Argentina global Messi's donation will be split between Hospital Clinic in Barcelona and another medical centre in his home country, according to a report in Marca.

The money will be used to help purchase medical equipment and protective material for the hospital staff involved in treating those admitted to hospital.

More sports stars have rallied against coronavirus as Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes have financed extra intensive care facilities at hospitals fighting the deadly virus in Lisbon and Porto.

The Germany national team donated €2.5m and Milan gave €250,000, while Bayern Munich players Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich set up a fund called "We Kick Corona", chipping in a combined €1m.