NBA Donates $1.4 Million to Fight Coronavirus in China

NBA is doing its part to help combat the spread of the coronavirus in China. According to The South China Morning Post, The league recently donated $1.4 million to Hubei Province, where the contagion originated, including a $285,000 medical device to be used at Wuhan Fourth Hospital.

Chinese consul general Huang Ping thanked the NBA, the United States and other multinational companies—including Dell, Microsoft, Boeing and L’Oreal—that have contributed funds to fighting coronavirus.

“While China is bravely fighting the virus, people from United States and all over the world are offering massive support in preventing and controlling this outbreak,” he said during a media briefing in New York.

So far, more than 37,000 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in mainland China, with upwards of 800 deaths and 2,000 recoveries. The outbreak has led to travel restrictions, mass quarantines and a slowing of trade and commerce in the country, as well as an indefinite postponement of the Chinese Basketball Association’s 2019-20 season.


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