Cristiano Ronaldo announced on Saturday that he would transform hotels he owns in Portugal into hospitals to help people affected by the COVID pandemic, according to Spanish daily Marca, Striker Cristiano Ronaldo. 19.
Ronaldo, who is in quarantine, in Madeira, Portugal, since his teammate Daniele Rugani was declared positive for COVID-19, said he would pay the doctors and all the personnel involved.
The star player is added to the list of athletes who have offered financial assistance in this time of crisis.
Earlier on Saturday, Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert – the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19 – announced that he would donate more than $ 500,000 in donations to help the community.
He followed in the footsteps of a few NBA players and Sergei Bobrovsky, of the NHL, who chose to contribute to pay the salaries of employees of various amphitheaters across the league. Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love got the ball rolling when he announced a $ 100,000 donation on Friday. Blake Griffin of the Detroit Pistons and Brobrovsky, of the Florida Panthers in the NHL, also agreed to contribute the same amount. New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson has said he will pay the money needed to pay the wages of employees at the Smoothie King Arena in the coming month. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks followed the example of the young player by making the same commitment with the employees of the Forum.