Manny Pacquiao wants to take the lead in fight against coronavirus – Eight people have died in Philippines due to the epidemic – The boxer says he is not afraid to die in the fight against the condition The legendary boxer seems to be concerned as coronavirus continue to maim people around the world forcing a total shutdown of most activities, Mirror reports. Nearly 15,000 people have died from complications due to the infection while over 341,00 people are currently battling for their lives around the globe having tested positive for the virus.
Pacquiao has maintained that he will battle the disease in his home country Philippines with all his might as eight people have lost their lives in his country with about 411 active cases. He recently donated 700,000 surgical face masks for frontliners, health workers and other security forces. The 41-year-old is currently a Senator back home, he had planned to return to boxing in July, but as it is, he has vowed to give that up in the bid to fight the dreaded disease. He further stated that he is not afraid to be infected or die due to the complications of the coronavirus, he added that he ought to be out there helping out.
“If you are a leader, you have to lead and let the people see that you are with them,” he said. “You must not hide because you are afraid. I grew up poor so I know what they feel.” He claims his return is on hold while the coronavirus ravages the world. “This is the first thing we need to pay attention to,” he said. Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes are reportedly set to join forces in a bid to help fight the dreaded coronavirus in Portugal.
The Juventus striker’s agent Mendes has made a donated heavily by purchasing vital medical items for the Sao Joao hospital in Portugal. It was reported that the super-agent bought 200,000 gowns and three ventilators for the hospital located in the Portuguese capital Porto. The country’s National Institute of Medical Emergency (INEM) field tent was specially set up at the location to help fight the dreaded disease.