by Alli Mustapha
Pep Guardiola, The Manchester City manager, has donated €1m towards providing medical equipment for the fight against the coronavirus in Spain his home country.
The donation was made by the former Barcelona coach and player to a campaign launched by the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation and Medical College of Barcelona.
Before Guardiola made his contribution, the campaign had raised €33,000 in three days. Spain is the country worst affected by the disease in Europe outside Italy, with 2,696 deaths and almost 40,000 positive cases. The region of Catalonia, where Guardiola is from, is one of the worst-affected parts of the country.
“The campaign 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,” said a statement from the college.
“It will also help finance the alternative production, through 3D printing and other methods, of respirators and personal protection equipment for healthcare staff.”