A.C Milan and Fondazione Milan have jointly donated a sum of €250,000 to help AREU, the emergency arm of the Lombardy region's government, prevent the further spread of coronavirus in Italy.
As the entire Italian nation prepares to enter a lockdown state, A.C Milan donates €250,000 to help AREU, the emergency arm of the Lombardy region's government, clamp down on the coronavirus crisis in Italy.
All sporting events including Serie A fixtures have been suspended until April 3 as a measure by the Italian National Olympic Committee's (CONI) to contain the spread of the virus.
The measure has been taken as a response to the considerable rise in the number of positive cases in Italy which adds up to 9172 people as of Monday.
Milan – following in the footsteps of neighbours Inter's €100,000 donation – and Fondazione Milan have jointly donated to the response efforts of AREU (Azienda Regionale Emergenza Urgenza), the emergency arm of the Lombardy region's government.
"There are things in life more important than football," Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis said in a statement. "At a time when all of us need to take care of the most vulnerable amongst us, we must all act with the utmost responsibility and listen to the advice of the relevant authorities.
"On behalf of the club, I am proud to support the incredible efforts of our region's emergency response teams with this donation. The health and safety of our loved ones is our highest priority. We understand that our fans are going through an extremely difficult time.
"We are all worried about those nearest and dearest to us and about the implications for the future. Milan is more than a football club. It is a community of people who care for each other and we also represent the great city of Milano around the world.
"We stand shoulder to shoulder with our fellow Milanisti. We have already announced that we will reimburse all those who have shown their love for the club by issuing refunds to any games cancelled or postponed and we will be taking further steps to support our fans through these difficult times as they have always supported us."
On a global scale, 114458 people have fallen victim to the coronavirus of whom 4027 have died.
So far, there have been 3100 deaths in China and over 400 deaths in Italy.