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Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Donate Money to Help Covid-19 Fight



Footballers and other stars around the world are joining together to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.

One of them is Lionel Messi, along with Cristiano Ronaldo, who each reportedly gave €1 million ($1.1 million) to the cause.

Joining Together to Help Combat the Pandemic

The two football players have stepped in the fight against coronavirus by each making big donations in an effort to help relieve the coronavirus pandemic.

A hospital clinic in Barcelona revealed that Barcelona captain Messi had donated €500k to them and another medical center in Argentina.

Meanwhile, Juventus star Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes have given €1million to three intensive care units for coronavirus patients at hospitals in their native Portugal.

Proving They Have Big Heart

Clinic Barcelona confirmed on Tuesday that it had received a donation from the Argentinan player, which will go towards both treating infected patients and researching COVID-19.

“Thank you very much, Leo, for your commitment and your support,” the hospital said.

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo reported that half of the €1 million will go to Clinic Barcelona and the other half to a medical center in Messi’s native Argentina.

Spain has become one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Up to this point, there have been more than 47,500 cases and 3,434 deaths which is putting the healthcare system under immense strain.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes’ sizeable donation will be divided between two hospitals in Lisbon and Porto.

The €1 million will fund two intensive care units for Lisbon’s Hospital de Santa Maria.

“They were absolutely unselfish and supportive,” said Santa Maria President Daniel Ferro in a statement.

Portugal has had just over 2,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 23 deaths.

We hope that this sets a good example for others who are in a position to help.

 

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