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Messi and Guardiola donate a million euros to fight the coronavirus

Published:25/03/2020 - 00:05h

Updated:25/03/2020 - 07:54h

Messi and Guardiola have committed themselves in the fight against the coronavirus and have donated one million euros each. The technician has given it to a Foundation for medical supplies and the striker to a hospital in Barcelona and another in Argentina

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Each one contributes his granite of sand to the fight against the coronavirus as it can and the sportsmen every time seem to be more committed. Several players had donado money for sanitary material, as Robert Lewandowski, or directly attending to medical centres to throw a hand, as it was the case of José Mourinho. In Spain, the Real Madrid also has contributed with hospitals in Madrid with an important donation.

The FC Barcelona still had not given this step, but this Tuesday, his best footballer and the best trainer of his history have commissioned to throw a hand. Leo Messi​ and Pep Guardiola have made a generous donation to combat to the COVID-19, that is earning a lot of lives to the long and width of the world. The two have given one million euros, a splendid figure that to good sure will help to be followed struggling against this illness.

The one of Rosario has thrown for house and seemingly has him donado some 500.000 euros to the Clinical Hospital of Barcelona and the others 500.000 to a medical centre in Argentina. With this money, both hospitals will be able to allow buy sanitary material like respiradores, masks and other necessary utensils for the big quantity of patients that arrive day in day out to all the centres of the distinct cities of the world.

The trainer of the Manchester City, by his part, has given this million to the Fundació Àngel Soler Daniel, attendant to struggle against this epidemic. This money, the same that the one of the '10' blaugrana, will allocate to buy sanitary material to be very aprovisionados of face to the pandemia. This Foundation has a banking account number so that the one who wish it help with what can contribute: it IS66 0182 4383 9002 0185 8057. Until the donation of Pep, carried collected 33.000 euros.

In addition to purchasing sanitary material, this campaign in which it has contributed Guardiola looked for also "fund the alternative production through the impression 3D of respiradores artificial and other elements of protection for the sanitary personnel". With these printers 3D, the hospitals could manufacture masks and other elements to protect against the virus, in the case that they required it.

The figures in Spain scare

For the moment, the coronavirus has carried already more than 18.000 lives all over the world, with more than 415.000 infected. In Spain has had to decree the state of alarm, that already carries almost two active weeks and that will last, at least, other two. In Spanish territory, the dead persons rise to near of 3.000 and the affected to the 40.000. In Cataunya, that is the one who will receive the help of the two protagonists of this news, there has been some 516 patients and 177 deaths.

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