Guardiola donates EUR1 million to fight coronavirus in Spain

MADRID (AFP) – Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola (pic below) has donated EUR1 million (USD1.08 million) to help buy medical supplies for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in his native Spain.

The former FC Barcelona boss gave the money to the Medical College of Barcelona to buy “medical equipment that is currently lacking in health centres in Catalonia,” the body said in a statement.

His donation will also be used to produce ventilators to treat patients and protective gear for health care workers in Guardiola’s northeastern region of Spain.

Meanwhile, Barcelona’s Hospital Clinic said it had received a donation from FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi to help it fight  the virus.