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

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

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

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

- Republic of Ireland is among the hit country 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 fight to prevent spreading coronavirus.

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And while Conor 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 lock-down 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 part of the world most especially in England, Spain, Italy and Germany.

Earlier, YEN.com.gh had reported how A top scientist named Francesco Le Foche claimed that the Champions League encounter between Atalanta and Valencia was the spreading point for the deadly coronavirus.

Although the pandemic came out in China, but for now, Italy and Spain are the worst affected nations in the world considering the number of sufferers and deaths.

Atalanta's home ground is in Bergamo, but the Champions League body refused to allow them use the venue for their games due to how small it is.

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And they had to travel to San Siro with their fans which is the home of AC Milan to play their Champions League encounter against Spanish giants Valencia.

The tie took place on February 19 in which Atalanta won the tie 4-1 and since then, Italy and Spain have more than 70,000 people who have contracted the virus.

Valencia later went on to announce that that 35 percent of their squad have contracted coronavirus and they have been quarantined.

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