- Coronavirus has thrown the world into lockdown with 11 thousand deaths already recorded
- Over 270,000 cases of the illness have been recorded since its outbreak
- Both Man United and Man City have now donated £50,000 each to help fight hunger during the COVID-19 time
Manchester United and Manchester City have pushed football rivalry aside as they come together to donate a sum of £100,000 to help fight coronavirus pandemic.
The two Premier League clubs raised the funds in a bid to support the food banks in that region for vulnerable people.
With the impact of COVID-19 affecting every aspect of human life - football leagues have also been suspended until next month.
No fewer than 11,554 deaths have occurred while over 270,000 cases have been recorded since the virus broke out last December.
According to Talk Sport, football fans have designated food banks where they visit outside of Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium on matchdays.
However, the suspension of all activities including that of football until sometime next month Trussell Trust will need more support to be able to cater to the 1200 food banks in the city.
Since the illness was declared a pandemic, most of the countries of the world have initiated the lockdown code - urging everyone to stay indoors and maintain total hygiene.
This development has seen an increase in the demand from vulnerable people who benefits from this support system.
Both Manchester clubs said in a statement: “We are proud of the role our supporters play in helping local food banks and recognise the increased strain likely to be placed on these charities by the impact of coronavirus.
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“At a time of challenge for our community, we are pleased to come together with our fans to help vulnerable members of society in a City United.”
Each club is giving £50,000 to the Trussell Trust, which supports a network of over 1,200 food bank centers, including 19 in the Greater Manchester area which will be the beneficiaries of the donation.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Odion Ighalo has passed a message to all football fans that their health is much more important than anything else during this period of the Coronavirus pandemic, cited on Mirror.
The 30-year-old completed a January move to Man United and has won the heart of many fans around the world.
He has scored four goals in eight matches, keeping the Red Devils in three competitions including the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League.
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