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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi donate to hospitals in fight against coronavirus

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi donate to hospitals in fight against coronavirus”

The donation campaign, promoted by the Barcelona College of Physicians (COMB) and managed through the foundation, had 33,000 euros raised so far, the college reported in a statement that was reproduced by the German agency DPA.

Despite criticizing the Belrusian attitude to the disease, Hleb, who was runner-up in the 2006 Champions League with Arsenal before becoming was part of Barca's 2009 treble-winning Barcelona side, joked there could be an upside to the country's lax action in attracting the world's top players from countries which have shut-down football altogether.

Meanwhile, following the outbreak of the epidemic, Spain is in lockdown as the country battles to contain the virus which is rapidly spreading.

The coronavirus death toll in Spain jumped by 514 in just 24 hours, with Mail Online reporting the situation in the country is quickly worsening.

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

News of Guardiola's donation arrived earlier on Tuesday as he becomes the latest star name to offer financial support.

The fund is named after a doctor from Santpedor - the town Guardiola hails from - who passed away in the 1970s.

Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes have donated €1million, to help three intensive care units in Portugal in their fight against COVID-19. In a hospital in Lisbon, there would be twenty of the beds are getting, and another in Porto's fifteen.

The chairman of the Santa Maria board of director has confirmed the donation, while Santo Antonio hospital have also revealed that the duo are helping out too.

"We should not neglect Zico and alsoRonaldinho People constantly speak about European gamers like (Franz) Beckenbauer and also (Johan) Cruyff".



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