Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane, has donated the sum of 30 million FCFA (£41,000) to his home country of Senegal to combat the novel Coronavirus.
This was revealed in a post on Twitter by his agent, Babacar Diarra, on Tuesday.
Mane, according to Diarra, made the donation to Senegal’s national committee fighting against coronavirus after learning of “the evolution of the situation” with the increase of Covid-19 cases in Senegal.
The agent also shared a video of the Liverpool player urging his fellow country people to take the virus “extremely seriously” and also gave advice on preventive measures to apply like “disinfect or wash your hands for at least 30 seconds”.
“Disinfect your hands as much as possible, clean your hands for at least 30 seconds”
— Babacar Diarra (@BabsDiarra) March 17, 2020
Senegal has recorded 27 cases of Covid-19 but two patients have returned to health, according to the Ministry of Health.
Senegalese officials announced Monday the suspension of flights between the West African country and several countries in Europe (France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and Italy) and in the Northern Africa (Algeria, Tunisia) while Morocco already announced the suspension of flights with Senegal.