Conor McGregor Addresses Ireland In The Wake Of Nationwide Shutdown
Conor McGregor has taken to social media, to give an impassioned speech about preventing the spread of the coronavirus in Ireland.
“I would like to say while we are all currently debating a full lockdown, I feel that we must. Any time 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. I want to call upon my people, the great people of Ireland, this fight needs us all. We’re 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 must begin now.
“Ireland, we have got this. Not only do we have the formula, we have it ahead of time. Let’s go Ireland. Let’s go rest of the world. A lockdown united. Together we stand. God bless us all.”
McGregor’s SBG teammate Artem Lobov, has also aired his concerns about the coronavirus.
And the SBG Ireland pair aren’t the only fighters to have taken to social media to address their fans during this testing time. Heavyweight boxing world champion Tyson Fury also had a message for his fans.
The UFC has cancelled three of its events as a result of the coronavirus, as the world has been going on lockdown.
Ireland and its Plan to Deal with the Coronavirus
It has been six days since Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland) Leo Varadkar addressed the nation and officially closed schools, universities, pubs, and bars across the country. It was a start in many peoples eyes but a good many places of business, such as gyms, remained open long past their time.
As of today, the government announced that there will be a nationwide shutdown of all non essential businesses.
At the time of writing this article, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has 414614 confirmed cases and climbing, with 18563 people dead. This data does not factor in the various knock on effects that the coronavirus will bring to these peoples families, the global population itself, going forward.
In the last few minutes, McGregor has posted his message to Irish Minister Paschal Donohoe, who he told that he would donate €1 million worth of protective equipment to the local hospitals.
Conor McGregor has posted a new video, addressing the coronavirus in Ireland.