Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has made a donation of €1 million (£918,000) to help fight coronavirus in Spain.
Guardiola, who is currently with his family at his home in Barcelona, made the donation to 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 in Catalonia.
The Angel Soler Daniel Foundation confirmed Pep’s cash gift in a statement on Tuesday. It said:
“Pep Guardiola has made a donation of one million euros to the Fundacio Angel Soler Daniel for the acquisition and supply of health equipment to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The fundraising campaign led by the the Official College of Doctors of Barcelona and managed through the Foundation, is aimed at obtaining cash donations from doctors who are members of the college and the general population to buy health equipment which is currently lacking in hospitals in Catalonia.
“It will also help to finance the alternative 3D production of respirator masks and other protective items for health workers.”
Spain is one of the worst-hit countries in Europe with more than 2,696 people dead and nearly 40,000 infected.