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    Federer donates $1 mn towards coronavirus battle for 'most vulnerable families in Switzerland'

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    Switzerland has the ninth-highest number of infections in the world.

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    The 20-time Grand Slam champion said nobody should be left behind as Switzerland battles against the global pandemic.
    GENEVA: Tennis great Roger Federer on Wednesday donated more than a million dollars to help support his "most vulnerable" Swiss compatriots through the coronavirus crisis.

    The 20-time Grand Slam champion and his wife donated one million Swiss francs ($1.02 million, 943,000 euros), saying nobody should be left behind as Switzerland battles against the global pandemic.

    According to official figures reported to the World Health Organization, Switzerland has the ninth-highest number of infections in the world.

    According to the Swiss health ministry, more than 8,800 people have tested positive for COVID-19, while 86 people had died as of Monday.

    "These are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind. Mirka and I have personally decided to donate one million Swiss francs for the most vulnerable families in Switzerland," world number four Federer, 38, said on Instagram.

    "Our contribution is just a start. We hope that others might join in supporting more families in need. Together we can overcome this crisis! Stay healthy!"
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    These are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind. Mirka and I have personally decided to donate one million Swiss Francs for the most vulnerable families in Switzerland. Our contribution is just a start. We hope that others might join in supporting more families in need. Together we can overcome this crisis! Stay healthy! Dies sind herausfordernde Zeiten für uns alle und niemand sollte zurückgelassen werden. Mirka und ich haben beschlossen, persönlich eine Million Schweizer Franken für die am stärksten gefährdeten Familien in der Schweiz zu spenden. Unser Beitrag ist nur ein Anfang. Wir hoffen, dass sich andere anschließen, um noch mehr bedürftige Familien zu unterstützen. Gemeinsam können wir diese Krise überwinden! Bleibt gesund! Nous vivons une période difficile pour nous tous et personne ne doit être laissé pour compte. Mirka et moi avons décidé de personnellement faire don d'un million de francs suisses aux familles les plus défavorisées en Suisse. Notre contribution n'est qu'un début. Nous espérons que d'autres se joindront à nous pour aider encore plus de familles dans le besoin. Ensemble, nous pouvons surmonter cette crise! Restez en bonne santé!

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    On Friday the Swiss government further tightened measures against the new coronavirus, banning all gatherings of more than five people, while anyone standing closer than two metres to others risks a fine.

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    We must help families in need quickly and unbureaucratically. Mirka and I have donated to a newly established emergency assistance fund for families in Switzerland. The fund is managed by “Winterhilfe”, a trusted partner of our foundation and highly experienced to support vulnerable people for decades. From tomorrow March 26, the “Fund for families in need“ will be functional and ready to make contributions such as vouchers for food and child care services and where necessary. Check out the link in my bio for information. Wir müssen Familien in einer Notlage schnell und unbürokratisch helfen. Mirka und ich unterstützen einen neu eingerichteten “Fonds für Familien in Not“ in der Schweiz. Der Fonds wird vom Verein Winterhilfe verwaltet, einem vertrauenswürdigen Partner unserer Stiftung und seit Jahrzehnten erfahren in der Unterstützung bedürftiger Menschen. Ab morgen, dem 26. März, ist dieser bereit, Beiträge zu leisten, wie zum Beispiel Gutscheine für Lebensmittel oder Kinderbetreuung. Weitere Informationen findet Ihr im Profil Link. Nous devons aider les familles en cas de détresse rapidement et d’une manière non-bureaucratique. Mirka et moi soutenons un nouveau fonds d'aide d'urgence aux familles en Suisse. Le fonds est géré par l’organisation Secours d’Hiver, partenaire de confiance de notre fondation et expérimenté dans le soutien aux personnes touchées par la précarité depuis des décennies. À partir de demain, le 26 mars, le fonds pour les familles dans le besoin est prêt à apporter des contributions, telles que des bons d'alimentation ou de garde d'enfants. Pour plus d’informations > aller sur bio.

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    The government had already ordered the closure of schools and all places of leisure, including restaurants, bars and non-food shops.

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