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Greek players raise money for new intensive care unit

Greek footballers

Greek footballers

In light of the coronavirus crisis, which is continuing to cause devastation across the world, Greek footballers have come together to fund a new intensive care unit.

The coronavirus pandemic has sadly claimed thousands of lives since it emerged in China during the latter stages of 2019.

At the moment, the death toll stands at 51 in Greece, with 1,415 cases of the disease recorded. All sport in the country is currently indefinitely suspended with the situation yet to drastically improve.

Greek athletes are doing their bit in order to help the medical cause.

According to reports from Sportime, Alanyaspor players Georgios Tzavellas, Manolis Siopis and Tasos Bakasetas raised the idea of funding a new intensive care unit, which will help ease the strain on the national medical health service.

Players representing AEK, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, PAOK, and other Super League clubs immediately responded positively to the initiative.

If it is possible, they also want to fund the creation of a second intensive care unit. The media have stated that funds raised by the players are already quite high.

The Pan-Hellenic Association of Professional Basketball Players has also expressed its desire to help.

by Shaun Nicolaides

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