Ace Football Star Lionel Messi, has donated a huge sum of $540,000 for the fight against the deadly coronavirus in his country, Argentina.
The donation was for the purpose of Buying equipments and other vital tools for health care professionals who are on the Frontline In the fight against the deadly disease.
A Buenos Aires-based foundation, confirmed the Argentina captain’s
donation of $540,000.
“We are very grateful for this recognition of our workforce,
allowing us to continue our commitment to Argentinian
public health,” Xinhua quoted the Executive Director of Casa Garrahan Silvia Kassab as saying while confirming Messi’s donation in a statement.
The statement added that high-frequency ventilation equipment and other protective gear would be delivered to the hospitals shortly.
Earlier In April, Messi and his Barcelona teammates reduced their salary by 70 per cent and pledged to make additional financial contributions to ensure the club’s staff continued
receiving 100 per cent of their salary during football’s coronavirus shutdown.