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Conor McGregor Makes Massive Donation For Medical Protective Equipment To Hospitals

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By Clark Sparky

As the coronavirus begins to spread around Ireland, one of the county's most famous faces is making a big donation to help the cause. Conor McGregor announced he's buying 1 million pounds of medical equipment for hospitals. The effort is close to his heart after his aunt died from COVID-19.

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"Today I am purchasing myself, €1 million worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed to all the fighting hospitals in the Leinster region," McGregor wrote on Twitter. "Our most affected region, to this date." He also mentioned several hospitals who deserve praise for their work. McGregor wrote: St. James. Mater, Tallaght. Beaumont. Vincent's. Where we would be without these brave men and women, I do not know. May God bless over them and keep them safe!"

McGregor has been outspoken about the need to urgently address the pandemic. Earlier this week, he said Ireland needs to go on lockdown now.

"I respect you all greatly, and I would like to put forth some of my thinking. I would like to say that while we are currently debating a full lockdown, I feel that we must," McGregor said in a video on Instagram. "Any time spent debating this is needless time from the clock. I know a good, tough fight when I see one, and we have one on our hands now."

"True lockdown must begin, and it must begin now," McGregor continued. "A lockdown together, a lockdown united. We must close our airport, we must close non-essential business, we must cut all non-essential travel."

He captioned the post, "The time is now. Closing of Airports as well as all non essential business, along with stricter adherence to social distancing, must be put in place now! God speed! We can do this."

Staying Safe

Heath officials are urging people to remain in their homes as much as possible and avoid all social gatherings. Additionally, the CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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