Roma has delivered crucial safety equipment to churches around the city today, as part of the ongoing battle against the Covid-19 outbreak.

On Thursday the club, in conjunction with its charity arm Roma Cares, delivered a total of 8,000 pairs of protective gloves and 2,000 bottles of sanitising hand gel to churches in key parts of the Italian capital.

Organisers at San Giovanni Maria Vianney, San Paolo della Croce and Santa Maria Madre del Redentore churches all received supplies of each (2,000 gloves, 500 bottles), as did the non-profit medical centre Studio Solidale.

Priests, nuns and other staff from those parishes will now redistribute the supplies among the most needy in their local communities, ensuring the at-risk and vulnerable have additional protection against the current coronavirus outbreak.

Those individuals have also been provided with masks, to ensure they can work safely.