Covid-19: Lionel Messi donates $540 000 to Argentine health facility

Covid-19: Lionel Messi donates $540 000 to Argentine health facility

- Lionel Messi has once again assisted in the fight against the coronavirus

- More than 300 people have died from the virus in Argentina

- Messi earlier promised to give a total of around $1 million to fight the outbreak

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The Barcelona playmaker has once again shown his legendary status as he made a whopping donation of $540 000 to help in the fight against coronavirus in his native Argentina.

Messi earlier promised to give a total of around $1million as his own way of helping to contain the pandemic with half of the money earlier donated to the Barcelona Hospital Clinic and the rest dedicated to medical facilities in his homeland.

It has been confirmed that the Argentine captain has released the sum of $540 000 to the Fundación Garrahan for their campaign “Juntos por la salud Argentina” (Together for Argentine health).

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“We are very grateful for this recognition of our work, which will allow us to continue with our commitment to public health in Argentina," said Dr. Silvia Kassab, executive director of the Fundación Garrahan.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za learned that Barcelona players have been given the green light to resume training after coronavirus tests carried out on all the players came back negative on Thursday, May 8th.

The Catalans have all been on lockdown since March due to the threat of the virus which has had a devastating impact in Spain.

According to the report on Goal, no Barcelona player tested positive to the virus with only French international Ousmane Dembele not being tested.

That is because the former Borussia Dortmund winger is currently recuperating from injury and his own test should be done next week Monday.

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There has not been an official date to when the Spanish League will resume, but the players and clubs are hopeful of possible return soon.

Players of Spanish giants Real Madrid have reportedly been cleared for a possible return to training after all of them tested negative.

Los Blancos' stars and even their manager Zinedine Zidane and other staffs are reported to have been tested on Wednesday before their results came out negative on Friday, May 8.

According to the report on ESPN, Real Madrid are now on the verge of returning to active training.

Real Madrid players have been on lockdown at home since March during which time they have been training on their own.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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