The coronavirus pandemic has hit McGregor’s home country of Ireland hard, with WorldOMeters reporting that 20,612 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and 1,232 of those folks died due to the virus.
McGregor has been proactive in helping Ireland in the battle against the coronavirus, whether it is through discussions with political figures or delivering PPE equipment to various hospitals. The UFC star has now taken another step in helping Ireland against the coronavirus, as the fighter has delivered some of that $1 million worth of PPE equipment to various hospitals in the country, including personally delivering a large shipment to the largest children’s hospital in Ireland.
Both McGregor and others have posted about the donations through social media:
Huge thanks @TheNotoriousMMA for donating thousands of pieces of #COVID19 PPE to @Mercycork #FrontLineHeroes. Some very happy porters collected these this morning at our @mercyfoundcork offices. pic.twitter.com/mw9DvCBxQK— Mícheál Sheridan -------- (@michealsheridan) April 20, 2020
Last week, the Mater Hospital received a delivery of 20,000 protective masks & 1,200 visors & gloves from McGregor Sports Ltd. This equipment is vital for the protection of our frontline heroes and we are incredibly grateful for this donation. Thank you @TheNotoriousMMA #Covid19 pic.twitter.com/scl1K9Q5ae— The Mater Foundation (@TheMaterFoundat) April 23, 2020