Cristiano Ronaldo financing intensive care wings in Portugal amid COVID-19 outbreak

Juventus and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has today become the latest sporting star to do his part in a bid to aid those most in need during the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus wreaking havoc

The outbreak of COVID-19 (more commonly referred to as the coronavirus) has of course been headline news across the globe for several weeks now.

The scale of the situation has seen the virus labelled a ‘pandemic’, as the infection rate worldwide continues to rise at an alarming rate.

As of this afternoon, over 400,000 people around the planet had tested positive for COVID-19, of whom 18,250 have passed away.

Ronaldo doing his part

One area to have been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak, meanwhile, has been the sporting world.

In a bid to prevent further spread of the virus amongst fans and players alike, the majority of high-profile sporting competitions around the globe have been brought to a halt.

This has of course included football, with all of the top-5 European leagues, along with the Champions League and Europa League, having been postponed for the time being.

This decision, meanwhile, has since seen a host of players and clubs alike move to aid those in need wherever possible.

And, as outlined above, the latest individual to have provided some much-needed help in this moment of crisis for so many is Cristiano Ronaldo.

As reported by a host of reliable sources this afternoon, the Juventus star, along with agent Jorge Mendes, is fully financing a trio of intensive care wings containing coronavirus patients in his home country of Portugal.

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