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[VIDEO] Pep Guardiola donates 1 million euros to fight COVID-19

Footballers and coaches donating their money to fight coronavirus outbreak is probably the wisest thing they have done so far.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola became the latest in football to donate 1 million euros to fight the coronavirus outbreak in Spain.

Guardiola is currently at his home in Barcelona and use his time to help the Medical College of Barcelona and the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation.

The money will be used to purchase medical equipment and protective material for the hospital staff involved in treating those admitted to hospital.

The statement read: “The donation campaign promoted by the Medical College of Barcelona and managed through the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation aims to collect medical materials and financial contributions from collegiate doctors and the general population for the purchase of medical equipment and equipment that is currently lacking in health centres in Catalonia.

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

The campaign, set up on March 21, had raised €33,000 prior to Guardiola’s contribution.