AC Milan’s players have agreed to donate a day of their wages to the city’s Regional Emergency unit to help their fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
Italy and in particular the northern regions have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 virus, with the BBC reporting that the death toll jumped from 366 to 463 on Monday and the number of confirmed infection also increased by 24% from Sunday.
Via their official website, Milan have confirmed that their players and directors have donated one day of their salary to help the efforts of the AREU (Emergency Response United) who are tackling the virus.
Alessio Romagnoli said: “As a Milan captain I am proud of what the Club has decided to do with the donation to Areu, committed daily to the emergency and what many of our fans are asking to do, to refund the tickets purchased for the matches played behind closed doors or postponed in favor of those who are working night and day to face and contain the Coronavirus. My companions and I are ready to support them too. “
They are also inviting fans to donate to the cause through the following link: gofundme.com/f/emergenza-coronavirus-ospedali