Manila, March 26 -- Roger Federer and his wife Mirka donated one million Swiss francs (USD1,020,000) for families in Switzerland who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

"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," the former top-ranked Swiss tennis player said on Instagram.

Federer, 38, added that his contribution is a start and he hopes others join in supporting needy families. "Together we can overcome this crisis! Stay healthy!"

Switzerland has 8,015 cases of the virus known as Covid-19, with the death toll at 66, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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