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Sports News of Thursday, 26 March 2020


COVID-19: Real Madrid opens stadium to be used for medical store

The Santiago Bernabeu The Santiago Bernabeu

Spanish giants, Real Madrid, have agreed to use its stadium, the Santiago Bernabeu, for a medical store as the Spanish government battles the coronavirus pandemic.

As of March 26, Spain has recorded at least 56,197 coronavirus cases and 4,145 deaths, according to Worldometer.

Madrid is the country’s worst-affected area, with more than 2,000 deaths so far.

A statement released on the club's official website states that "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.

It added: "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, so necessary in the current health emergency situation, are employed in the best and most efficient manner.

"In addition, Real Madrid will provide a facility for organisations and businesses, particularly those belonging to the sports sector, to leave money or material donations that they wish to make to the Ministry of Health. This initiative is in addition to those which, pursuing similar outreach aims, may be established by the government."