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Manchester City confirm Guardiola's mother's death from coronavirus

Ciaran Bradley
Ciaran Bradley

15:40 6 Apr 2020

Manchester City have confirmed the death of Pep Guardiola's mother from coronavirus.

The tragic news comes amid Spain's nationwide lockdown due to the pandemic, with Dolors Sala Carrió passing away on Monday.

The club tweeted a statement this afternoon on the death:

"The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus. She was 82-years-old," the statement read.

"Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends."

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The news comes just weeks after Guardiola made a €1m donation to the Medical College of Barcelona to fight coronavirus.

"Pep Guardiola has made a donation of €1m to the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation for the acquisition and supply of health equipment to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic," said a statement from the College.

"The donation campaign promoted by the Medical College of Barcelona and managed through the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation aims to collect medical materials and financial contributions from collegiate doctors and the general population, for the purchase of medical equipment and equipment that is currently lacking in health centres in Catalonia.

"It will also help finance the alternative production, through 3D printing and other methods, of respirators and personal protection equipment for healthcare staff."

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