The coronavirus pandemic has greatly devastated the entire world and part of that world is Ireland, which is the home to former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor.
In a video posted on The Mac Life, one thing McGregor has asked Ireland’s leaders to do to battle the coronavirus pandemic is to lockdown the country.
“I would like to say while we are all currently debating a full lockdown, I feel that we must,” McGregor said (via Damon Martin of MMA Fighting). “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.”
There has been no lockdown issued in Ireland as of this writing, but that could change anytime in the future.
McGregor would also like to see Ireland’s leaders also prevent travel both to and from the country.
“A lockdown together. A lockdown united,” McGregor said. “We must close our airports. We must close all non-essential business. We must cut all non-essential travel. Commissioner [Drew] Harris and Vice Admiral [Mark] Mellett, we must prepare and deploy our units to any and all and any known built up areas across our country. Now President [Michael] Higgins, you must give these great men and women the power to enforce this task if necessary.”
WorldOMeters reports that 407,670 people have been diagnosed with the virus, while 18,250 have died due to the coronavirus.