Buenos Aires. Lionel Messi, captain of Spain’s football club Barcelona and star player playing for the Argentina national team, has given a home loan of 5 million euros to fight against Coronavirus. According to the report by the news agency Xinhua, Casa Garhan, the foundation of Buenos Aires, has said that Messi has helped with $ 540,000 (about four crores rupees).
With this amount, PPE kits have been donated to provide health workers with all the protective items.
“We are extremely grateful for this recognition of our workforce that allowed us to continue our commitment to the public health of Argentina,” Casa Garhan Executive Director Silvia Kasab said in a statement.
Barcelona’s team forward Messi has allowed the Foundation to purchase respirators, infusion pumps and computers for hospitals in the provinces of Santa Fe and Buenos Aires as well as the autonomous city of Buenos Aires.
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The statement continued, “High frequency ventilation equipment and other protective items will soon be delivered to hospitals. This will benefit many people who are fighting this dangerous infection.”
Argentine star footballer Messi, earlier, donated 1 million euros to a hospital in Barcelona to fight the coronavirus.
Messi gave this amount to hospital clinics and public hospitals, which the hospital itself confirmed on Twitter.
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