Ex-Milan owner Berlusconi donates €10m for intensive care units to help fight against COVID-19

By Oliver Fisher -

Former AC Milan owner and president Silvio Berlusconi has made a sizeable donation to the Lombardy region to help their battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has now reached 2,158 in Italy after 349 people died in a single day. According to BBC, 1,851 out of the 23,073 undergoing treatment are in a critical condition.

As a result, medical care is currently being pushed to the limits, especially in northern Italy which has been hardest hit by the virus. The Italian government has urged all its citizens not to come out of their houses in what is a truly frightening time for all.

On the back of this Silvio Berlusconi, current owner of AC Monza and president of the Forza Italia political party, has made €10million available to the region of Lombardy for the construction of 400 intensive care wards at Milan hospitals or others in the region to help their fight.

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