Conor McGregor donates €1 million to coronavirus aid

On Wednesday, former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor pledged a donation of €1 million to hospitals in the Republic of Ireland to help the fight against the coronavirus.

McGregor announced on his Twitter account his commitment to aid the relief efforts, saying: “Today I am purchasing myself, €1 million worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed to all the fighting hospitals in the Leinster region. Our most affected region, to this date.”

According to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker, there have been over 468,000 confirmed cases and more than 21,000 deaths. In the Republic of Ireland, there have been 1,564 confirmed cases and nine deaths.

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