Published: Wed, March 25, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Federer donates 1 mln Swiss Francs in fight against COVID-19

Federer donates 1 mln Swiss Francs in fight against COVID-19

Federer, a 20-times Grand Slam victor, is now recovering from a knee surgery he underwent last month and was targeting a return in June in time for Wimbledon.

The hospital did not say how much money the player donated, but Catalan sports daily Mundo Deportivo said it was one million euros.

"These are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind", Federer posted on his social media accounts. In Switzerland, specifically, 10,456 were contaminated, with 145 deaths recorded.

Roger Federer and his wife Mirka donated one million Swiss francs ($1,020,000) for families in Switzerland who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Federer has been voted by the fans as their favorite player for 17 consecutive years not only because of his wonderful tennis and results, but also for his great personality.

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"Our contribution is just a start, we hope that others might join in supporting more families in need".

According to official figures reported to the World Health Organisation, Switzerland has the ninth-highest number of infections in the world.

Tuesday, Pep Guardiola - who manages the defending English Premier League champion Manchester City - has donated € 1 million ($ 1.08 million) to help fight coronaviruses in his native Spain.

The Swiss health ministry said more than 8,800 people have tested positive for Covid-19, while 86 people had died as of Monday. Together we can overcome this crisis! Over 400,000 people have been infected globally.

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