According to the WHO, swift and decisive actions are imperative to prevent the spread of coronavirus as effectively as possible.
In a bid to demonstrate their commitment to promote safety against COVID-19, the football associations and other organizations across the world are rolling out their own ideas and initiatives.
Nepal has reported only five coronavirus infection cases and has indeed managed to escape the worst so far.
The Nepali Government has immediately reacted to the coronavirus outbreak by taking preventive measures such as nationwide lockdown, closing borders and banning international flights.[MUST READ: Nepal Launches ‘COVID-19 Website and Mobile App’]
Meanwhile, the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has supported the government by offering its hotel, academy and dormitories as quarantine centres during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“We are not currently playing any football. We are planning to financially support a COVID-19 government foundation in the near future, while the government can also use our two ambulances,” said Karma Tsering Sherpa, ANFA President.
The Nepali Government accepted the offer and has already quarantined 36 coronavirus suspects at the ANFA Academy.
The ANFA has also developed a video in which the Nepali football players address the citizens to create awareness about social and hygiene rules against COVID-19 disease.
Likewise, the Bhutan Football Federation has pledged to contribute BTN 5 million to the Royal Kidu Foundation to alleviate financial crisis due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“If corona spreads in Bhutan, we must face up to the fact that we have very few financial resources with which to tackle it,” said Ugyen Wangchhuk, BFF General Secretary. “We wanted to make a donation to the Kidu Foundation to help fight this virus,” he added.[ALSO READ: Football History of Nepal]
The coronavirus has not yet ceased to disrupt the global economies even after three months of its emergence in China.
So far, the deadly COVID-19 has spread to every country in the world and has infected 732,592 people while claiming 34,128 lives.