Roma donate masks during coronavirus crisis

Several clubs and even the 2006 Italy squad have set up fund-raising initiatives during the coronavirus pandemic and today Roma delivered 13,000 medical masks with 120 bottles of hand sanitiser.

The crisis has seen all sport grind to a halt, so the world of football is working to find ways it can help.

This afternoon, Roma announced they had used the €250,000 raised so far to purchase and distribute medical equipment to the local hospitals.

“On Tuesday the club delivered a total of 13,000 FFP2 masks to hospitals in the city, along with 120 500ml bottles of hand sanitizer,” read a statement.

“A further 12,000 masks will be delivered on Monday, while 1,500 FFP3 masks will also be supplied to hospitals on Friday.

“The first batch of FFP2 masks have been distributed between six hospitals in the city, ensuring staff and applicable patients are kept safe as they work on cases.

“That includes Spallanzani: the city’s centre for infectious diseases, and one of the epicentres of the national effort to fight the current outbreak.

“Five other medical institutions have also received masks – the Ares 118 Emergency Centre, the Umberto I Policlinic, and Gemelli Columbus, Tor Vergata and Sant’Andrea hospitals.

“Both Sant’Andrea hospital and Tor Vergata have also taken delivery of 60 bottles of hand sanitizer – another important weapon in protecting against the spread of Covid-19.

“On Sunday, the club also delivered 600 surgeon masks to Sant’Andrea.”

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