David de Gea made an anonymous donation of £270,000 to help the efforts in his hometown Madrid to fight the coronavirus. His gesture was made public by Community of Madrid president Isabel Díaz Ayuso who took to Twitter to thank the Manchester United goalkeeper.
“Thank you De Gea,” she said. “The great help you have provided to the Community of Madrid will be key to fighting COVID-19. Eternally grateful, proud of you.”
Spain’s death toll has overtaken China and currently has the second highest number of deaths related to the virus in the world.
A video circulating on social media shows a Spanish doctor whose colleague in Madrid revealed that patients over the age of 65 were being denied respirators and left to die so they could be given to younger patients.
An English translation of the Spanish doctor in tears explaining what is happening in Madrid. This is heartbreaking, honest and real. The desperation and anger. Please #stayathome to save lives. #Covid19 #coronavirus. And please share. pic.twitter.com/TP06oaWWs7
— Angela Twyford (@Angela_Twyford) March 26, 2020