Man City star Ilkay Gundogan unveils his project to help people during the coronavirus crisis

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gunodgan has unveiled a project he is supporting in Germany to help people during the coronavirus crisis.

Gundogan revealed on Instagram that he is working with SVG Birgden-Langbroich-Schierwaldenrath on an initiative in the Heinsberg district for people affected by Covid-19.

People in need are provided with a shopping service and ‘thank you’ packages for nursing staff working in intensive care units in the local hospitals.

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Due to the lockdown in many countries in Europe and the panic buying in supermarkets, some of the most vulnerable in society have been struggling to get their shopping.

The midfielder of Turkish origin shared a video clip of the work being carried out.

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Danke an die Mannschaft des Fußball Kreisligisten @svgbls für die Unterstützung bei der Umsetzung meines Projekts im vom Corona Virus sehr stark betroffenen Kreis Heinsberg. 🙏🏻 Bereits seit letzten Freitag sind die Jungs für mich vor Ort unterwegs und versorgen Bedürftige mit allen notwendigen Lebensmitteln. Zudem haben wir 150 Geschenketüten an alle hart arbeitenden Leute in den Intensivstationen der drei Krankenhäuser im Kreis Heinsberg verteilt. 🏥🙏🏼 Die nächsten Tage werden weitere Unterstützungsmaßnahmen folgen. Nur gemeinsam kommen wir aus dieser schwierigen Zeit wieder heraus 💪🏼 #FootballConnects ⚽️❤ #HilfefürHeinsberg // Thank you to the football club @svgbls which are supporting me with my project in the Heinsberg district, particularly affected by the corona virus. This help is going towards a shopping service for those in need and thank you packages for the nursing staff in the intensive care units of the 3 Heinsberg hospitals. 💪🏼🏥👏🏼

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Gundogan – like every other Premier League footballer – is currently on lockdown. Football in the UK is currently suspended as it is in most countries across the world.

As things stand the Premier League has not set a return date and made it clear in their latest statement that the 2019-20 season will only return when it is ‘safe and appropriate to do so’.