AC Milan’s players have agreed to donate a day of their wages to Milan hospitals in order to help them combat the fight against the coronavirus.
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.
Speaking to Sky Italia (via MilanNews) from Milanello, journalist Manuele Baiocchini confirmed Milan’s approach regarding the emergency, confirming that the club have donated €250,000 to help the relief efforts by providing financial support to hospitals.
Among the other initiatives planned there is to open a fund to help send donations to the emergency response team, while fans could donate the refund from their Milan-Genoa to a Milanese hospital company.
In addition, he adds that some AC Milan players are agreeing to donate a day’s salary to Milan’s hospitals.
They were meant to train at Milanello on Tuesday at 14:00 CET but were informed 30 minutes prior that there will be no training for the rest of the week.