Liverpool FC goalkeeper Alisson Becker is doing all he can to assist his country in the fight against the virus. Outside of the United States, Brazil is the second most affected country by COVID-19.
According to ESPN Brazil, the 28-year-old, who is also a World Health Organization ambassador, will participate in the “Give a Breath for Health” initiative to raise funds to fight COVID-19.
“I am proud of Brazil, and I wish health to all my people. Working together, we can overcome this difficult moment, and I will do whatever I can to help my country and the world during the Covid-19 crisis,” Alisson said.
Alisson has donated to the initiative, and the funds will be used to buy hospital supplies for locations in the Amazonas State.
Non-evasive breathing masks for hospitalized people are available in the Amazonas cities of Coari, Humaitá, Itacoatiara, Lábrea Parintins, So Gabriel da Cachoeira, Tabatinga, and Tefé.
The remaining funds will be used to purchase equipment to fill oxygen cylinders in the Tabatinga municipality, which is situated on the Colombian-Peruvian border.
Having this equipment in Tabatinga to fill oxygen cylinders solves a major logistical problem for refueling cylinders in the area.