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Conor McGregor urges Ireland for 'full lockdown,' donates €1 million of protective supplies to fight coronavirus

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Conor McGregor is doing his part to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

The mixed martial arts superstar took to his Instagram account Tuesday to urge his native Ireland to go into a "full lockdown," including the closing of airports, to thwart the spread of COVID-19.

"I want to call upon my people, the great people of Ireland, this fight needs us all," McGregor says in the video. "We are all in the red corner together awaiting the bell, so let's gather together and ring the bell ourselves, including the people of the rest of the world. True lockdown must begin and it must begin now. A lockdown together, a lockdown united."

McGregor also took to his Twitter account and shared a text message exchange between he and Paschal Donohoe, the Irish Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, to show that he's putting his money where his mouth is.

"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," McGregor said. "Our most affected region, to this date."

McGregor additionally urged Minister Donohoe and the Irish government to mash the gas pedal on stopping the coronavirus outbreak.

"We need more units on the street to enforce this lockdown, Pascal! It has been too lax!" McGregor also wrote. "Building sites should be closed. They are open for what? We can always build again after this. In every way. But, we must put Health before Wealth. I respect you, and your team and I believe you are doing as good a job as you possibly can. I have been impressed by all. As has the nation. I feel like we are moving in the right way, it just feels to me like it is not all the way."

McGregor's full text message can be seen below.

As of Tuesday, Ireland has a reported 1,329 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

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