7 International super-celebs who are helping combat COVID-19

7 International super-celebs who are helping combat COVID-19

Celebrities all over the world have been doing their bit to help the globe fight this dreaded virus. COVID-19 has brought a lot of bad, but it has also reignited humanity with love, kindness and humility.

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The coronavirus has brought a lot of shock and fear around the world since the disease currently has no cure. People have been left jobless, homeless and starving.

International super celebs like Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Cristiano Ronald, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Ciara, and Russell Wilson have been using their platforms to raise funds for various coronavirus relief and support funds.

Here are just a few of the superstars who have become superheroes and what they have done or are doing to help combat the effects coronavirus.

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1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has emerged out of his own battle with the coronavirus with an eye towards helping Portugal overcome the outbreak.

The Juventus website has reported the striker will be converting his hotels into medical centres to help those suffering during these difficult times.

2. Jay Z

He donated $1 million to support non-profit organisations in New York and Los Angeles through his Shawn Carter Foundation.

3 Princess Sofia of Sweden

Swedish Princess Sofia Kristina Hellqvist has begun working alongside other healthcare assistants in the hospital to help her country in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The Duchess of Värmland completed a three-day training course at Sophiahemmet University College in Stockholm and will now assist healthcare workers at the same hospital.

4. Davido

Singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, who allegedly has a garage worth over R9 million, revealed that he would not mind selling off his expensive cars to help COVID-19 victims.

5. Bill and Melinda Gates

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced extra funding of $150 million (R2.8 billion) to help in the fight against the virus.

6. Rihanna

She pledged $5 million (R266 million) to provide medical supplies to impoverished communities across the US, Caribbean and Africa through her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF).

Rihanna then made an additional $1 million (R18 million) donation to support non-profit organisations in New York and Los Angeles.

7. Lionel Messi

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has made an awesome donation of €1m (R18.8 million) to Hospital Clinic to help them in their research and the fight against the coronavirus.

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