English professional football club Chelsea on Thursday announced to provide 78,000 free meals to Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) and charities that support the elderly and vulnerable during Coronavirus Crisis Chelsea said in a official statement.
The donation of the blues will help NHS employees work long hours at five hospitals.
“We are and have always been committed to supporting our communities, especially the vulnerable, and at this time we recognize this is more important than ever,” Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said.
“Our owner, Roman Abramovich, has been instrumental in challenging us to find ways to support those in need.”
Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, usually a sea of red, will be lit in blue to show support for health workers during this difficult time.
On Thursday, Old Trafford was due to turn the color of United’s local rivals Manchester City to coincide with the weekly public “clap for carers” tribute.
“While Old Trafford is not normally bathed in blue, it’s been organized to recognize the extraordinary efforts of the frontline workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic,” United said in a statement.
World wide, around 2,182,823 people are tested positive, near 145,551 people are died due to Coronavirus