Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola will pay approximately € 1 million for charities all over the world. "Thank you very much, Leo, for your commitment and your support".
Spain is the second worst-affected European nation with nearly 40,000 people diagnosed with the virus, including over 2,800 deaths.
Despite criticizing the Belrusian attitude to the disease, Hleb, who was runner-up in the 2006 Champions League with Arsenal before becoming was part of Barca's 2009 treble-winning Barcelona side, joked there could be an upside to the country's lax action in attracting the world's top players from countries which have shut-down football altogether.
La Liga has also been suspended indefinitely, with officials saying on Monday that it would only resume when the government confirms it is safe to do so.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes' sizeable donation will be divided between two hospitals in Lisbon and Porto. "They wanted to improve the living conditions of their compatriots. Therefore, we reinforced the critical care area, which is the one where the biggest fight will be fought".
Wards in Santa Maria will come with ten beds and ventilators while the wing in Santo Antonio will have fifteen beds and ventilators.
COVID-19 has caused havoc across the globe and subsequently brought the sporting world to a standstill, with more than 418,000 confirmed cases.
Guardiola, who managed Lionel Messi at Barcelona in a highly successful period and also played for the club, made his donation to a campaign initiative launched by the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation and Medical College of Barcelona.
He donated money to a charity fund that purchases medical equipment for hospitals.