“You are Not Alone in This Situation” – Novak Djokovic Makes Big Donation in Italy

Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena Djokovic stepped up to make another big donation to combat the coronavirus pandemic. This time the couple made donations to the hospitals in Bergamo, Italy to help them buy medical equipment during the public crisis. Bergamo is one of the most affected cities in the world due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

In recent weeks, Djokovic through his foundation had donated around $1.1 million to purchase respirators and medical supplies in his homeland, Serbia.

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“Everything will be fine” – Novak Djokovic

Bergamo hospital director disclosed Djokovic’s contribution to the hospitals of Treviglio-Caravaggio and Romano di Lombardia. The money will be used to help buy ventilators and other medical equipment. However, the amount donated has not been informed yet.

“Dear Italy, even if you are going through a very difficult period, know that you are not alone in this situation. We support you and send you our love, our prayers and wish you to remain strong to face and overcome these difficult days. Stay strong, courageous, confident, healthy and united. Everything will be fine,” wrote the Djokovic in a message.

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“I never expected to see such a high donation on my bank account, even from such an important person. As I read that one of the donors is Novak Djokovic. I reacted emotionally,” the CEO of ASTT Bergamo Ovest Peter Assembergs said.

Peter also explained that Djokovic has a heart of gold and he never stops being generous. The best people are the ones who give help in secret. They not advertise, and others do not even know what they do. He also revealed that they found out about Djokovic’s love for Italy from someone other than him.

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Italy has been one of the worst-hit countries due to coronavirus. The country has reported around 162,000 people infected with the virus, claiming 21,000 lives so far.

Moreover, more than 60,000 positive cases have been reported in Bergamo with 11,000 deaths. Solidarity is crucial in the time of crisis and we hope more people like Novak step up to make their contribution in the fight against coronavirus.

Varun Khanna

MBA tech grad.| Sports enthusiast| Writer by passion

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