Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star Neymar has come out in support of the fight against coronavirus in Europe. Most of the countries in the world have been struggling to deal with the wildfire-like spread of coronavirus across the globe. Europe, in particular, has emerged as a major hotspot of coronavirus.
According to several media reports, former Barcelona man Neymar has made a generous donation to UNICEF along with a contribution to the solidarity fund set up by celebrities to fight coronavirus in Europe. It is reported that the contribution by the Brazilian hovers around £769,000 ($946,000) as he undergoes self-quarantine in his homeland. The amount will be used to treat patients who have contracted coronavirus in Europe and to support those who have been rendered helpless by the outbreak.
Earlier, the Neymar Jr-owned comic company also figured out a way to help people during the coronavirus lockdown. The company decided to release its books free of cost to help people combat boredom as they stay at home due to the lockdown. The statement also claimed that its comic book artists will be hosting free live streams with demonstrations of characters and panel drawings.
Neymar recently took to Twitter to extend his solidarity to those impacted by the coronavirus in Europe, particularly France. He urged the people to follow official recommendations, accompanied by a picture that said, ‘The virus doesn’t move around, people do.’
Neymar has been under self-quarantine for the past three weeks in his hometown in Brazil before the situation worsened in France. The PSG superstar said that he will only return to Europe only when the situation is completely under control. Meanwhile, all Ligue 1 games have been suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus until April.