The world #1 tennis star has urged people to stay indoors.
Novak Djokovic has pledged on Friday that he is donating €1m to help the authorities in Serbia for buying respirators and other types of equipment to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Novak, along with his wife, announced it in a video conference from Marbella, a southern Spanish city. The player’s family is currently residing in the city during this lockdown.
“Our donation is for the purchase of life-saving respirators and other sanitary equipment.”
“I wish to express my gratitude to all the medical staff across the world and in my native Serbia for helping everyone infected by the coronavirus,”
“Unfortunately, more and more people are getting infected every day. My wife Jelena and I are putting together a plan how to best donate our resources to people in need.”
Also, Rafael Nadal had asked for support from the Spanish athletes to raise a whopping amount of €11m to fight the outbreak in Spain while Roger Federer contributed 1m Swiss Francs for Switzerland.
Talking more about the issue and the condition in this lockdown, Novak Djokovic told to TOI, “The situation is very unpredictable. There is a lot of fear and panic and I understand that completely because there is so much suffering. My family and I are trying to stay as positive and high-spirited as possible in battling this impostor of a virus.”
Over 457 confirmed cases are reported in Serbia with seven confirmed deaths.
The world no 1 tennis player has won 18 straight matches this season which includes lifting the ATP Cup with Serbia, a record-extending eighth Australian Open and a fifth Dubai Tennis Championship.