The French football club Paris SDt Germain are launching a crowdfunding platform for helping the local hospitals amidst the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak, the French champions stated on Wednesday.
"By opening a crowdfunding platform... Paris St Germain is keeping the solidarity momentum toward the caregivers of the Paris and Ile de France (region) hospitals, the volunteers and beneficiaries of the Secours Populaire... and Action against Hunger," the Ligue 1 club said in a statement.
PSG crowdfunding for coronavirus
"The club is calling on the whole PSG family to contribute." PSG, who have already raised 200,000 euros ($217,240) by selling a 'Tous Unis' (All United) jersey, added that they would announce new solidarity measures in the coming days.
On Tuesday, sports daily L'Equipe reported that a French League working group had been discussing wage cuts for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 players but added that no final decision had been made yet. Over 100,000 have been infected, and more than 10,000 have died from the coronavirus in France, where citizens have been confined at home since March 17.
The coronavirus outbreak has infected over 1,400,000 people around the world and has claimed the lives of more than 80,000 people. The WHO has described the outbreak as a pandemic and it has spread to more than 170 countries in the world.
(With agency inputs)