Federer donates $1 million to vulnerable Swiss in virus crisis

26 Mars, 2020, 07:12 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
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"We must help families in need quickly and unbureaucratically", Federer wrote on Instagram on Wednesday.

Switzerland has almost 9,900 confirmed cases with 122 deaths.

On Wednesday, Federer along with his wife Mika announced the donation of one million Swiss Francs (Rs 7.70 crore) for the people who are battling for their lives in the wake of deadly virus. Cristiano Ronaldo, Agent Jorge Mendes Donate 1 Million Euros to Fund ICU for Hospitals Amid Coronavirus Crisis in Portugal. "Mirka and I have personally chose to donate one million Swiss Francs to the most vulnerable families in Switzerland", Federer stated in a social media post on Wednesday evening.

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.

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Among Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles are eight Wimbledon championships and the fabled British tournament is the latest event certain to be cancelled because of Covid-19.

During his plea, Federer was heard saying, "I'm also staying home, and I haven't been shaking anybody's hands for quite some time now".

The professional tennis tours are now suspended until 7 June, with Wimbledon due to take place from 29 June until 12 July.



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