Messi thanked by hospital for 1 million donation

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola have both made donations worth €1 million to help overburdened health care systems deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Messi, who has spent his entire remarkable career with FC Barcelona, will split his donation between Hospital Clinic in Barcelona and another medical centre in his native Argentina, it is reported.

Ronaldo have donated money for patients suffering from coronavirus at hospitals in Lisbon and Porto.

Former Barcelona player and Manchester City manager Guardiola made his contribution to the fight against the deadly virus with an impressive donation to the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation, which aims to purchase and produce medical equipment that is now lacking in Spain.

Before Guardiola and Messi made their donations, the campaign had raised €33,000 in three days.

Guardiola hails from the region of Catalonia, which is the worst affected part in the whole of Spain.

Spain is the second worst-affected European nation with nearly 40,000 people diagnosed with the virus, including over 2,800 deaths.

"It will also help finance the alternative production, through 3D printing and other methods, of respirators and personal protection equipment for healthcare staff".

"We are all aware of the hard situation".

"The Clinic teams are committed to this fight and we appreciate all the donations that come our way", the facility announced in a statement.
Let us be strong in this fight.

"By making these changes, or simply making sure we call and not visit or meet in person, we can all help save lives". 'We can not forget about Zico, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo. "Be responsible", Lewandowski said recently in an interview.

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