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Sport Coronavirus: Conor McGregor pledges €1m worth of equipment to hospitals

10:50  26 march  2020
10:50  26 march  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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UFC star Conor McGregor has donated € 1 million (million) worth of protective equipment for hospitals in Ireland, days after posting a rousing video In a conversation with the country's Minister for Finance in direct Twitter messages, McGregor revealed he'd pledged face masks and gloves for

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Conor McGregor said he is donating €1million worth of protective equipment to Irish hospitals in the battle against coronavirus.

The UFC star revealed he was making the pledge in a Twitter direct message to Paschal Donohue, the Irish Minister for Finance.

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On Tuesday, Irishman McGregor had urged for a deployment of an instant "true lockdown" in a bid to combat the spread of the global pandemic, which has seen over 20,000 people die from COVID-19.

McGregor showed that Donohue responded to him via a Twitter DM, urging the Dubliner to "give some thought to how you might encourage social distancing", with the 31-year-old revealing his pledge in the subsequent reply.

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In the private conversation that he made public, McGregor wrote: "Today I am purchasing myself €1million euro worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed to all the fighting hospitals in the Leinster region.

"Our most affecting region, to this date, St. James. Mater. Tallaght. Beaumont. Vincent's. Where we would be without these brave men and women, I do not know."

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Conor McGregor remains at the forefront of battling the coronavirus in his home country, as the former UFC champion recently made a significant "Today, I am purchasing myself, € 1 million euro worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed to all of the fighting hospitals in the Leinster

Conor McGregor remains at the forefront of battling the coronavirus in his home country, as the former UFC "Today, I am purchasing myself, € 1 million euro worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed to all of the fighting hospitals in the Leinster region," McGregor texted to Donohoe.

However, McGregor went on to implore the Irish government to enforce more draconian measures when it came to a lockdown.

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"We need more units on the street to enforce this lockdown, Pascal," McGregor continued.

"It has been too lax! I seen yesterday though this has been given more of a push. I was happy to hear and I am eager to see it in effect."

McGregor cited building sites and airports remaining open as problematic, before adding: "'All in' is the term we must use here.

"Bit by bit will cost us lives.

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"To see what is happening here in Ireland and all across the entire globe is heartbreaking to me."

Two weeks ago McGregor had suggested his aunt had died after contracting coronavirus, though he later clarified that COVID-19 was not the cause of her death.

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Image: Conor McGregor has bought € 1 m - worth of equipment to help fight the coronavirus in Ireland. Details of the UFC superstar's € 1 m contribution to fund equipment in his home province of Leinster emerged when he posted on Twitter a conversation with Irish politician Paschal Donohoe.

Conor McGregor is putting his money where his mouth is -- donating € 1 MILLION in medical supplies to hospitals in need in his native Ireland. "Today I am purchasing myself, 1 million euro worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed to all the fighting hospitals in the Leinster region

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading - here is what you can and can't do. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.

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