What are PL clubs doing to help fight coronavirus?
Football has been suspended across the world due to the coronavirus pandemic. Footballers are doing their bit to help fight the disease. But even football clubs have not left any stone unturned to help out in these testing times.
Here’s what football clubs in the Premier League (PL) are doing to help out fight this virus.
Spurs have opened its new stadium for NHS staff or healthcare workers who are in the first line of fire in the fight against coronavirus.
They have offered the stadium's basement car parking as a food storage unit. These foods will be then distributed to the people affected because of coronavirus outbreak.
Spurs have also donated surplus foods and drinks during the postponed PL fixture against Manchester City. Spurs manager Jose Mourinho took the lead and helped out in distributing food supplies to the needy.
Chelsea were the first club to offer Stamford Bridge to house the medical staff during the coronavirus pandemic. And the best part is that all the expenses were borne by Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich.
And this news came just days after Abramovich’s net worth fell by enormous £2.4 billion as coronavirus ravaged the financial markets.
City have also opened its Etihad Stadium for the healthcare workers. It would provide temporary home for scores of medical staff who are fighting the virus.
The medical staff are likely to use the conference rooms and executive boxes. The stadium would also provide training base to the healthcare workers to equip themselves in the fight against coronavirus.
The coronavirus pandemic has put the rest of the Premier League in doubt. And United are doing their bit for their supporters. They have reportedly planned to reimburse season ticket holders the cost of their final home games if the season gets cancelled or the matches are held behind closed doors or without fans. It would reportedly cost United £6million.
Watford and Everton
Watford have come up with a unique programme to help those who are in isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Watford's 'Hornets At Home' campaign helps elderly and disabled fans who are locked out. It aims to gather volunteers who could help out in daily tasks for those who can’t leave their house easily.
Everton also have a similar plan titled 'Blue Family', which offers support to isolated fans. They are helping out with food, phone credit and mental health guidance during the pandemic.