- Gabriel Jesus has joined the fight against deadly coronavirus
- The Manchester City star donated 400 food baskets to his home town in Brazil
- The South American country has witnessed over 550 deaths courtesy of the deadly virus
Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus has joined forces to fight the deadly coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the world at the moment.
No fewer than 75,000 people have been killed while over 1 million cases recorded since the infection broke out in December.
The effect has seen all football activities among other things suspended until a vaccine to cure the virus is found.
Meanwhile, Daily Mail reports that the City star donated 400 food baskets to his childhood neighbourhood in Sao Paulo as the fight to defeat the illness continues.
With well over 500 people dead and not less than 12,000 cases infected already, the striker will be hoping his little contribution will go a long way.
The publication further revealed that Jesus' donation of basic food boxes arrived at Jardim Peri, where a graffiti mural of the national team striker adorns the neighbourhood, on Monday.
He was however encouraged by his former teammate Ze Roberto, who has been challenging compatriots to chip in.
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Jesus told Brazilian outlet Globo: "Ze Roberto is a friend of mine, a guy who is always starting initiatives, always thinking about the next one. And I really like being able to help whenever we can.
"He set a challenge to donate basic food baskets at this moment when many people are having difficulty and I accepted.
"I decided to send the baskets to the place where I grew up, which is Jardim Peri. I hope I can help everyone get through this period in the best possible way."
It will be recalled that Jesus while painted the streets yellow and green to cheer the national team up for the World Cup.
Four years after, the Man City star led his team's attack in Russia - making the pictures make headlines across the globe.
Jesus' generosity comes after his manager Pep Guardiola, whose 82-year-old mother died on Monday after contracting coronavirus, donated £920,000 to fight the disease in Spain.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Pep Guardiola has joined the train in fighting the spread of coronavirus in Spain by donating a massive sum of €1m to help tackle the heartbreaking disease.
He is currently in Spain with his family following the suspension of the Premier League and other major Leagues in the world.
The ex Barcelona gaffer is said to have made the donation to the medical college and the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation in the Spanish city.