Conor McGregor gives €1 million to help fight coronavirus in Ireland

Conor McGregor gives €1 million to help fight coronavirus in Ireland

- Conor McGregor has given one million euros to the Irish government

- The money is to help get equipment in the fight against coronavirus

- The Republic of Ireland is among many countries battling with the virus

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Mixed martial artist Conor McGregor has given out the sum of one million euros to buy protective equipment in hospitals treating people who have contracted coronavirus in Ireland.

The 31-year-old UFC star was reported to have communicated with Republic of Ireland's Minister for Finance where he made his intention known so as to help his people.

Minister Paschal Donohoe sent a letter to Conor McGregor urging him to tell his followers on social media to practice social distancing in the fight to prevent spreading coronavirus.

And while McGregor was responding, he then decided to contribute to humanity in his country in efforts to save lives.

"Today I am purchasing myself one million euro worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed to all the fighting hospitals in the Leinster region. Our most affected region, to this date," McGregor said.

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Conor McGregor also urged the leaders of his country to make sure that all the citizens abide by the complete lockdown measures in fighting the disease.

Coronavirus has caused so much trouble in the world since it was discovered in China before it spread around many countries in the world.

The crisis has also forced many Leagues to be suspended in many parts of the world, most especially in England, Spain, Italy and Germany.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that numerous citizens have already encountered the long arm of the law as the 21-day coronavirus lockdown kicked off in Mzansi. Several citizens were arrested for disregarding the regulations that govern movement during this time.

SABC reported that the SA Police Service had a busy start to the evening, raiding taverns and clubs where people had gathered to drink and socialise.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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