World Number one in lawn tennis Roger Federer, has donated some amount of money to the Swiss government to help fight coronavirus and he has also donated one million Swiss Francs to poor Families. This donation came up as a result of the emergency announcement made by the Swiss government. They announced that they need emergency measures to combat the coronavirus four weeks ago, but officials have expected the outbreak to get worse because of the crisis over the border in northern Italy.
Roger Federer wrote in a message on his Instagram page: “These are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind. Mirka and I have personally decided to donate one million Swiss Francs for the most vulnerable families in Switzerland.
“Our contribution is just a start. We hope that others might join in supporting more families in need. Together we can overcome this crisis! Stay healthy!” Federer’s donation comes after Manchester City maneger pep Guardiola donated one million euros to fight the pandemic in Spain just a few weeks before the death of his mother.
Juventus and Portugal ace Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes along side other big players in Europa has also donated one million euros each to help fight the virus. Roger Federer is the first lawn tennis player to make this contribution to the Swiss governmentthree intensive care units for patients suffering from coronavirus at hospitals in Lisbon and Porto. And last week Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski donated the same amount to fight the pandemic in Germany.