Paris Saint-Germain star striker Neymar has donated US $ 1 million towards Brazil’s efforts to combat the worldwide deadly coronavirus threat.
According to the news agency Xinhua, the money will be split between the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and a charity campaign launched by television presenter Luciano Hooke.
Last week, Haque announced a campaign to raise money for the needy with the support of many celebrities, including Neymar and two-time world surfing champion Gabriel Medina.
Notably, the PSG strikers are the highest paid footballers in the world, reportedly earning around US $ 3.2 million each month.
Neymar last appeared for PSG during their Champions League Round-16 against Borussia Dortmund, which was played behind closed doors at the Paras des Princes in Paris due to fear of the Coronovirus.
Later, UEFA had announced that all Champions League matches, including the final, have been postponed to the outbreak of Amadi COVID-19.
In March, Portuguese football star and Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo and his manager Jorge Mendes decided to donate five ventilators to Madeira’s Regional Health Service to fight the COVID-19 threat.
The donation brought the total number of ventilators in the area to 99.
The virus outbreak, first reported in China’s Wuhan region in December 2019, has so far affected more than 11,00,000 people and claimed the lives of more than 58,900 people globally.