Argentina and Barcelona playmaker, Lionel Messi has joined his former boss Pep Guardiola in donating the sum of €1 million to supply relief materials in Spain as the country continues to fight against coronavirus. The Barcelona star has been all out raising awareness about the novel COVID-19 since it stopped the continuity of football activities all across Europe and almost the world at large.
While Jose Mourinho donated and became a volunteer to help package and deliver relief materials to local aged people in Enfield, the northern part of London. And Zlatan Ibrahimovic launched a fundraiser to make money which will be channeled towards fighting the virus in Italy, Lionel Messi has joined the league of football stars to make a donation in fighting the virus.
It was earlier reported that his former boss Pep Guardiola donated the same amount to fight coronavirus. Though Lionel Messi did not make it known to the public, however, a hospital in the city of Barcelona revealed this through a post on their official Twitter handle.
In less than two months, more than 35,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Spain making the country one of the most affected countries in the world. The death of Fransisco Garcia and Lorenzo Sanz has greatly increased the fear of people in the country. Meanwhile, Italy has recorded more cases of people and death than any other European country. After the city of Wuhan in China where the virus started, Italy is the second most affected country in the globe. No fewer than 60,000 cases have been reported from Italy.
Reasonably, about three players in the top flight league of Italy has contracted the virus. Juventus players, Rugani Daniele, Blaise Matuidi, and Paulo Dybala have all been reported to test positive for the virus. The three Juventus players are currently placed in self-isolation to minimize the spread among teammates.