Juventus Star Cristiano Ronaldo plans to convert all of his world class hotels in Portugal into temporary hospitals to help with the CoronaVirus Outbreak, MySportDab reports.
The 5-time Ballon D’or winner will also personally pay the bills and wages of nurses and doctors working within the hotes so as to help the country’s health service.
Cristiano Ronaldo owns a £165-a-night, stunning hotel in Funchal on his home island of Madeira and also another £195-a-night hotel in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon as part of his CR7 brand.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, The hotels will be adapted to aid the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The facilities will be free to use for everyone suffering from the coronavirus.
35-year-old Ronaldo went into quarantine last week after Juventus team-mate Daniele Rugani tested positive for the virus which had killed over 1,000 people in Italy.
Ronaldo is currently in isolation in Madeira so he can be close to his mother, Dolores Aveira, who is still recovering from a stroke.
MySportDab understands that the President of the Madeira regional government confirmed that Ronaldo was not infected by the coronavirus.
Strict travel restrictions in Italy means that Ronaldo cannot return for the time being and Juventus have placed all players and staffs into isolation anyway.
MySportDab can also confirm that Ronaldo remains in contact with Juventus and is training in his personal gym in Madeira.
He expressed his concern about the virus on social media on Friday, writing: ‘The world is going through a tough time and demands the very care and attention from everyone.
‘I am not speaking to you today as a footballer, but as a father, a son, as a human knowing of the latest events that is affecting the world.
‘It is important that we all follow the guidelines of the WHO (World Health Organization) and those of governments authorities on how to manage this situation.’
Now, Ronaldo has taken practical steps by giving up the temporary hospitals and bearing all costs for medical staffs to work 24 hours a day there.
As at Saturday, Portugal had 169 confirmed cases of COVID-19 but none are dead.
The Portuguese islands of Azoreshad and Madeira have no confirmed cases.
The Portuguese government has imposed a two-week quarantine on all travellers arriving in the country.