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Benfica in the fight against an outbreak that is "virtually contained"

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In February, in the match against Braga at Estádio da Luz, shirts with the message "Stay strong, China! We are together" in mandarin were worn.

AWARENESS IN CHINA: XINHUA AGENCY VIDEO

In February of this year, Sport Lisboa e Benfica showed solidarity with the Chinese people in a campaign against COVID-19.

The president of China, Xi Jinping, declared the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country as "virtually contained".

China, where some cities have been quarantined since January, released at the time a video of the CNC, a key part of a campaign to raise awareness and attempt to reverse and combat the epidemic – declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11.

In this video, Sport Lisboa e Benfica's action appeared as an example of solidarity. In mid-February, in the game from matchday 21 of the Liga NOS, Benfica showed all its support towards the Chinese people. In the match against Braga, 44 youngsters (22 Portuguese and 22 Chinese) stepped onto the pitch with the players from both teams wearing shirts with the message "Stay strong, China! We are together" in mandarin.

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