Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium will be used as a makeshift storage facility as Spain faces an uphill battle against the coronavirus, the club announced on Thursday in conjunction with the country’s Superior Sports Council.
“Real Madrid, in collaboration with the High Council for Sport (CSD), has launched a project in Madrid to supply and distribute strategic medical supplies to be used in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic,” read a club statement.
It added: “All of the stored supplies will be passed on to the Spanish health authorities, under the authority of the Spanish government, so that the resources, which are so necessary in the current health emergency situation, are employed in the best and most efficient manner.”
“The club will also allow entities and businesses, especially those linked to sport, the possibility to make donations, either economic or in the form of materials required by the Ministry of Health.”
Spain had recorded more than 4,000 deaths due to the virus, according to the latest figures on Thursday.