Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola Donates €1m to Help Fight Coronavirus Outbreak

​Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has donated €1m to help combat the outbreak of coronavirus in Spain.

The 49-year-old has been confined to his home in Barcelona over the last few days and has been working on the donation for a few days.

As confirmed by the BBC's Simon Stone, Guardiola has now pledged €1m to help with the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

Pep Guardiola

This will go to the donation campaign being promoted by the Medical College of Barcelona and the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation.

Spain is one of Europe's most affected countries by the coronavirus, with almost 3,000 casualties and 40,000 infected as a result of the outbreak. Catalonia specifically also has a high concentration of cases. 

Guardiola's €1m donation will help purchase medical equipment and protective material for hospital staff who are fighting the coronavirus outbreak on the frontline.

Guardiola will likely remain in Barcelona for the foreseeable future as the world of football looks to adapt to the coronavirus outbreak.

Top-flight football in England has been suspended until the end of next month, although it's expected that date will once again be pushed back as the outbreak continues to develop over the next few weeks.

The authorities in Germany have followed the Premier League's example by requesting all Bundesliga football is postponed until April 30.

Manchester City haven't played since their 2-0 defeat to rivals United on March 8, but the reigning Premier League champions still have games against the likes of ArsenalChelsea and Liverpool to come this season.

Guardiola's side also have a 2-1 lead to defend against Real Madrid, ahead of the second leg of their Champions League last 16 match.

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Source : 90min