The footballer, who tested positive for COVID in November, has deep ties to the village where he grew up.
Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah donated oxygen and an ambulance to his home village in Egypt’s Gharbia region, helping residents treat those suffering from COVID-19 as the country battles a second wave of infections.
Salah has strong ties to the small, poor village where he grew up, about 130 km north of the capital, Cairo, and donates around $ 64,000 each year to the Mohamed Salah Charity Foundation, the Mohamed Salah Charity Foundation said. group.
The 28-year-old himself tested positive for the coronavirus last November.
“We have 14 oxygen cylinders inside the Mohamed Salah Charitable Foundation. These help the people of the village of Nagrig [Salah’s hometown], as well as those of the surrounding villages ”, declared Hassan Bakr, the head of the association.
Bakr delivers oxygen cylinders directly to patients’ homes.
“We also have an ambulance unit built by Mohamed Salah, which has been operating since July 2020… it also helped us during the coronavirus, when transporting patients to isolation hospitals.
The Egyptian government has confirmed 150,753 infections and 8,249 deaths since the start of the pandemic more than 10 months ago.
However, health officials say the true number is likely much higher due to the relatively low rate of coronavirus tests and the exclusion of private test results.