Former Mexico boss Herrera sends food to delivery driver amid coronavirus outbreak

With many Mexicans staying inside due to the coronavirus outbreak, Club America manager Miguel Herrera has followed Inter Miami forward Rodolfo Pizarro's lead and donated food to a delivery driver.

Herrera ordered food over an app on Monday night and when the driver confirmed he was on his way, told him that there was no need to follow through with the delivery.

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"This order is for you, for the great job you are doing for us in these [difficult] times," wrote Herrera in a message.

Former Mexico coach Herrera encouraged others to "get onboard with a good cause," following on from Inter Miami's Pizarro, who started a trend that appears to be growing.

Pizarro made a delivery driver in Miami cry when he told her the dinner he had ordered was for her.

"You are a blessing!" the delivery driver called Lisa wrote. "Are you sure? God bless you my friend. You are making me cry now!"

Schools and non-essential businesses are currently closed in Mexico, with schools closed from March 20 until April 30 and most Mexicans observing the call from the government to stay at home.

Bars, nightclubs, movie theaters and other entertainment centers were closed in Mexico City on March 25 through April 19.

Mexico coach Gerardo Martino has so far been paid as usual during the crisis, but indicated in an interview that he would be willing to talk to the Mexican federation to discuss a reduction during the crisis.

"We've received our payment as normal in March, but we have to show solidarity, we're willing to talk to people from the Mexican federation," said Martino in an interview with TUDN.

Elsewhere in Mexico, Santos Laguna responded to a personal plea from a nurse that said he had attended every home game since 1993 and wanted the club to help out due to a shortage of equipment in a local hospital.

"I've never missed seeing you at home and today I'm asking you to support my co-workers and I because we're going through a difficult situation with a lack of supplies and equipment to combat this pandemic," wrote Alonso Castruita on Facebook.

Club owner Alejandro Irarragorri responded that the club would find a way of helping.

Pachuca has also donated 1,600 help packages to healthcare workers in their state of Hidalgo.

Almost all Liga MX clubs have been forced to cut players' wages or suspended a percentage of wage payments, with Club America and FC Juarez currently the exceptions, according to reports.

Liga MX is currently on hold "until further notice," with the league suspended after the 2020 Clausura's 10th round of matches concluded on March 15.

Mexico had 2,439 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 125 deaths attributed to the virus as of Monday evening, according to government figures.