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Coronavirus: De Gea donates €300,000 to Madrid Covid-19 fight

The Manchester United and Spain keeper was thanked by Madrid regional president Isabel Díaz for his help in the fight against the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: De Gea donates €300,000 to Madrid Covid-19 fight
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Madrid regional president Isabel Díaz Ayuso thanked David de Gea for his help in fighting the coronavirus amid reports the Manchester United goalkeeper donated €300,000.

Spain have been hit hard by the coronavirus, reporting more than 57,700 cases and 4,365 deaths.

The Madrid-born De Gea reportedly donated €300,000 to the Madrid region and Ayuso offered her thanks to the Spain international.

Madrid "eternally grateful" to native son De Gea

"Thank you, @D_DeGea!" she wrote on Twitter. The great help you have provided to @comunidadmadrid, it will be key to combat Covid-19. Eternally grateful, proud of you."

There have been more than 529,000 cases of coronavirus worldwide, with deaths nearing 24,000.

It has brought sport to a standstill, with De Gea's United fifth in the Premier League when it was suspended.

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