Sports & Coronavirus | Arsenal to provide 30,000 free meals in the local community

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One of England’s prominent football club, Arsenal, on Friday, announced that they will be providing nearly 30,000 free meals as well as personal hygiene equipments or products to the needy ones in the local community in order to aid the fight against The Novel coronavirus pandemic.

Reportedly, The club will also donate 100,000 pounds to local organisations and additional 50,000 pounds to a COVID-19 crisis fund.

In an official statement, the club said, “Working with Islington Council as part of the borough’s emergency response plan, the donation will provide more than 30,000 free meals, as well as essential items such as sanitary and personal hygiene products to those most vulnerable in the local community.”

“This initiative forms part of our wider community response to COVID-19, which has seen Arsenal in the Community staff volunteer to transport frontline NHS workers. The Arsenal Foundation has also pledged £100k to local organisations and redirected a further £50k of partnership funding with Islington Giving towards their COVID-19 Crisis Fund,” the statement added.

Earlier, Team Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arteta become the first high-profile name in the world of football to test himself positive for COVID-19.

The number of coronavirus cases in Britain has surged past 65,000 with the death toll standing at 7,978. WHO (World Health Organisation) termed coronavirus as a ‘pandemic’ on March 11.

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