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.
The Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England
— Premier League (@premierleague) March 13, 2020
This decision, meanwhile, has since seen a host of players and clubs alike move to aid those in need wherever possible.
Bayern Munich’s players have opted to waive 20 percent of their salaries to help support other club staff while the coronavirus pandemic continues.
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) March 24, 2020
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.
Cristiano Ronaldo doing his part 👏 🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/ZzdD65V62b
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 24, 2020