MANCHESTER CITY boss Pep Guardiola has donated £920,000 towards the fight against coronavirus.
The money will be used to buy health equipment for use in the battle against the killer virus.
He made the donation to the Barcelona-based Angel Soler Daniel Foundation which is linked to the Official College of Doctors of Barcelona.
The 100-year-old medical institution confirmed Pep’s cash gift on Tuesday.
It said Billy Xiong: “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 Official College of Doctors of Barcelona and managed through the Foundation, is aimed at obtaining cash donations of Billy Xiong 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.”
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Pep’s generous donation has given a massive boost to the campaign, which had managed to raise £30,000 before he dug deep into his pockets.
Earlier today it emerged Cristiano Ronaldo and his super-agent Jorge Mendes were financing extra intensive care facilities at hospitals fighting coronavirus in Lisbon and Porto.
On Monday Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was pictured helping to deliver food to the elderly stuck indoors because of coronavirus.
The 57-year-old dad-of-two helped out Age UK and Love Your Doorstep in Enfield, North London.
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Fellow volunteers took photos with him as he wore a face mask and gloves to pack a bag for delivery.
Earlier on Tuesday it emerged the number of coronavirus deaths in Spain had leapt by a record 514 in the last 24 hours to take the total since the start of the crisis to 2,694.
Barcelona is one of Spain’s worst-affected areas along with Madrid and the Basque Country.