Real Madrid’s football club has released an official statement stating that their Santiago Bernabeu will be used as a storage centre for medical equipment.
This act is to help Spain’s fight against the deadly novel coronavirus, the club confirmed this on Thursday in a statement on their official website.
Apparently, the 81,000-seater stadium will serve as a storage facility to house contributions made by businesses and organisations, especially those that work in the sports sector.
Subsequently, these donations will then be passed onto the Spanish health authorities.
The statement reads, “Real Madrid, in collaboration with the High Council for Sport (CSD), has launched a project in Madrid to supply and distribute strategic medical supplies to be used in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“All of the stored supplies will be passed on to the Spanish health authorities, under the authority of the Spanish government, so that the resources, which are so necessary in the current health emergency situation, are employed in the best and most efficient manner,” it added.
According to the latest figures on Thursday, the death recorded in Spain presently is more than 4,000 deaths with Madrid being the worst-affected area, with more than 2,000 deaths so far.
According to Worldometer, the number of cases across the globe is currently 510,523 people with 23, 026 deaths recorded already.