Spurs star Toby Alderweireld has revealed his plans to aid those currently suffering worst amid the COVID-19 crisis, by purchasing and sending a host of electronic tablets to hospitals and nursing homes in the UK.
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, almost 367,000 people around the planet had tested positive for COVID-19.
Of these individuals, over 16,000 have passed away.
‘Get through this tough period’
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.
And, as outlined above, the latest individual to have shed light on his plan to help out is Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld.
In a post on the Belgian stopper’s official Twitter account, Alderweireld published a clip of himself, during which he explains his intention to donate dozens of electronic tablets to both hospital and nursing homes, to ensure that those affected can ‘video chat with their loved ones and friends’:
‘I hope everyone is following the government measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.’
‘The virus creates many needs, especially the lack of personal contact. The people who are sick can’t see their friends and family.’
‘My plan is to buy dozens of tablets to give to the hospitals and nursing homes so people can video chat with their loved ones and friends to get through this tough period.’
‘I’m trying to get those tablets to the places where they can help.’
Whoever can help, please help! Together, we can come out of this difficult time stronger than ever. Stay safe everyone ❤️ pic.twitter.com/MOCNNVLMWR
— Alderweireld Toby (@AlderweireldTob) March 22, 2020