Neymar has donated $1million dollars to support the fight against the coronavirus in Brazil. A report released by a TV network SBT.
It was revealed that Neymar donated a portion of the money to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the other to Luciano Huck charitable donation, Luciano is a TV presenter in Brazil and a friend of the PSG star player.
The striker press office declined to comments relating to the donation. “We never talk about donations or amounts.”
Huck, has been acclaimed as a possible candidate in Brazil’s 2022 presidential election, launched his fund to help poor Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods especially individuals who are vulnerable to the COVID-19.
The 28-year-old followed the footsteps of his teammate Kylian Mbappe, who made an undisclosed amount to a French charity helping fight to consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
His press team said he was receiving no visitors and was in quarantine at a “completely isolated” residence with people who made the trip from France with him.
Neymar is reportedly on self-isolation in his luxury villa in Mangaratiba, a resort town outside Rio.
The Brazilian was heavily criticized last week after he was photographed relaxing with a group of friends on a beach volleyball court, even as half the world’s population including most of Brazil were in lockdown owing to the pandemic.
The South American nation has so far recorded 9,216 confirmed cases with 365 death due to the coronavirus.