- Luis Suarez is doing his bit in the battle against coronavirus as he is feeding 500 families in his native Uruguay
- According to the Barcelona striker, it is the least he can do, as the world continue to battle Covid-19
- Around 500 families in the deprived area of Casavalle in northern Montevideo, Uruguay, are benefiting from Suarez' generosity
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is feeding 500 families in his country Uruguay amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Daily Star reports.
According to Suarez, it is the least he can do for his people after 304 coronavirus cases were reported in the country, with one confirmed death case.
It was gathered that thousands of children form the poorest families in Uruguay rely on free meals in their schools but with the government closing all schools in a bid to curb the spread of the virus, Suarez has stepped in to help those who struggle to feed.
The 33-year-old is paying for supplies, including basic food and cleaning products, to be delivered to around 500 families in the deprived area of Casavalle in northern Montevideo.
Suarez said: "It is the least I can do for the people who need it most."
The striker is currently in self-isolation in Spain and, despite the nation having the fourth highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world, following the US, Italy and China, Suarez claimed that he never contemplated returning home.
"It never crossed my mind to return to my country because the best way to care for Uruguayans is for me to stay at home.
"If I have to, I will help from a distance. I will do it proudly, if and when it is needed.
"I think about my children, about the precaution of being locked up at home to avoid people and to avoid contagion.
"The recommendation the government and the experts give is to stay at home – so that is what everyone has to do.
"The cases are growing every day; the health system is overwhelmed and that worries me. My message to Uruguay is that you have to stay at home so that the virus goes quickly.
"Strength to the Uruguayans, we will get through this together."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Spanish League defending champions Barcelona have recorded their first case of deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Two staff members of the Catalan club were said to have tested positive for COVID-19 which has killed more than 30,000 people.
Over 665,000 infections have been confirmed in at least 170 countries and territories as more than 141,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus.
It was gathered that Barcelona's chief of medical services Ramon Canal and their handball medic Josep Antoni Guttierez have contracted virus.
Both of them have now been taken to one of the hospitals in Spain where they are receiving treatment for the ailment.
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