Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi has announced that players will make an extra contribution to the 70% pay cut they have agreed to take during the enforced La Liga break.

Messi says this will help the club’s other employees to earn their full salaries during the Coronavirus crisis.

The club’s all-time top scorer was among many Barcelona players who released identical statements on social media on Monday to confirm the decision.

The number of Coronavirus cases in Spain increased to 85,195 on Monday from 78,797 on Sunday as the infections surpassed those reported in China.