Roger Federer donates 1m Swiss francs to help 'vulnerable families in Switzerland'

Carrie Guzman
March 25, 2020

In a statement on Wednesday, Federer said:"These are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind".

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola had each donated €1 million (S$1.56 million) to help clinics and medical centres fight the outbreak.

Tennis world number 4 and 20-time Grand Slam victor Roger Federer today donated over $1 million to support the "most vulnerable" Swiss residents bearing the brunt of coronavirus outbreak. The World Health Organisation (WHO) had termed coronavirus as a pandemic on March 11.

Roger Federer has joined the rapidly growing list of professional athletes helping to combat the global coronavirus crisis, announcing that he and his wife, Mirka, are donating just over $1 million to aid families in Switzerland.

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Juventus and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes have donated 1m euros to three intensive care units for patients suffering from coronavirus at hospitals in Lisbon and Porto.

Roger Federer and wife Mirka on Wednesday announced a donation of almost $1.02 million to vulnerable families affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Switzerland.

According to the latest numbers, Switzerland has around 10, 456 cases with 145 people dying because of it.

On Friday the Swiss government further tightened measures against the new coronavirus, banning all gatherings of more than five people, while anyone standing closer than two metres to others risks a fine. Together we can overcome this crisis.

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