Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi donates €500k to help fight coronavirus

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has donated €500,000 euros to help fight the COVID-19, according to reports.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has donated €500,000 euros to help in the fight against COVID-19

Argentina forward donated half a million euro through the Foundation Messi to the Fundación Garrahan in Argentina. The money is to be spent on supplies and equipment to help in the fight against coronavirus, according to a report by TyC Sports.

Messi and his Barcelona teammate had agreed on a 70% pay cut last month in order to enable the Spanish side to pay the non- playing staff in full.

The Barcelona forward donation will reportedly go towards several hospitals throughout the country.

Argentina has reported 6,278 confirmed cases with 317 death recorded as of 11th of May 2020.

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