Rafael Nadal calls on Spanish athletes to help fight coronavirus

Rafael Nadal calls on Spanish athletes to help fight coronavirus

Rafael Nadal calls on Spanish athletes to help fight coronavirus

Rafael Nadal has issued a rallying cry and called on Spanish athletes to help raise 11 million euros ($12.07 million) to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Spain is one of the most badly affected countries in the world with over 56,000 cases and the parliament voted to extend the coronavirus lockdown to at least April 12 after the death toll rose to over 4,000 by Thursday.

Nadal said he spoke with NBA’s Pau Gasol about what they could do to help and came up with the initiative to support the Red Cross in procuring protective equipment and infrastructure to assist vulnerable families in Spain affected by the virus.

“I think that we’re the athletes that we are in large part because of your support and now is that time that your athletes don’t fail you,” Nadal said in a video.

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