FILE – This Tuesday, September 19, 2017, the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, will be illuminated. The upcoming professional football matches in Spain, France and Portugal, as well as some in Germany and a qualifying match for the European Championship in Slovakia, will take place in empty stadiums due to the outbreak of the corona virus, and for most people the new corona virus will only cause mild or moderate effects such as fever and cough, which can lead to more serious illnesses, including pneumonia, in some, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems (AP Photo / Emilio Morenatti)
BARCELONA, Spain – Barcelona has given the Catalan government 30,000 masks to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the club said on Saturday.
The masks were made in China and donated by the insurance company Taiping, a regional partner of the club.
Barcelona said that the masks are distributed to nursing homes for daily use.
The club added that it was working with its foundation to "do as much as possible to help this crisis at local and international levels".
"The club has acted on behalf of health authorities to comply with and enforce all of its instructions, recommendations and directions to combat the virus, and to mitigate its effects as much as possible," said a statement
Barcelona cut its players' salaries on Thursday due to the coronavirus crisis.
Spain, where restrictions on staying at home have existed for almost two weeks, reported 832 more deaths on Saturday, the highest daily number to date, at 5,690. Another 8,000 confirmed infections have increased this number to over 72,000.
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