Pep Guardiola, Lionel Messi donate €1million each to help fight coronavirus

Manchester City football manager Pep Guardiola and Barcelona captain Lionel Messi contributed a whooping €1million each to help Spain and Argentina to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

NEWSCASTARS.COM gathered from Spanish media reports that, Guardiola sent the money (equivalent to his monthly wage at Manchester City) to Barcelona Medical College and the Angel Soler Daniel foundation, a foundation named after a doctor from Santpedor, the town in Barcelona Guardiola hails from.

Guardiola made the financial pledge on Tuesday following an appeal by the foundation over the weekend as the Spanish government declared a state of emergency on Saturday.

Messi, made his own contribution after taking part in several campaigns to raise awareness over the past week as Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo says Messi’s donation totals €1million (£913k), with half the money going to another medical centre back in Argentina.

The donation will allow both hospitals to buy more PPE and materials to cope with the huge number of patients who have been affected by coronavirus.

Barcelona’s Hospital Clinic  made the announcement of Messi’s donation on Twitter on Tuesday night.

“Leo Messi makes a donation for the fight against Covid-19 at the Clinic. Many thanks for your commitment and your support,” it said

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