Former UFC champion Conor McGregor desires the Irish army to help the police to make sure the general public complies with coronavirus measures.
The Irish combined martial arts star additionally mentioned the nation’s airports be closed instantly.
On Friday, the Irish authorities advised individuals to stay at home for two weeks except their work is important or they should purchase meals.
“I urge our government to utilise our defence forces,” McGregor, 31, mentioned.
“Our defence forces have been mentioned as a possibility in assisting our 15,000 available Gardai (Police) but only if necessary. However, it is necessary.”
Dubliner McGregor mentioned in a Facebook video that the army ought to help the Irish police in “24-hour patrols”.
“We cannot go by chance here,” he mentioned.
“Any less than full adherence to these newly put forth methods by any member of our society will not only be a mockery to what we are attempting to do – it would put the rest of our great nation in danger.”
While many flights out and in of Ireland have been cancelled, airports stay open.
“Our airports must shut,” mentioned McGregor, including that the one flights that ought to be permitted had been for “essential medical equipment or to bring our medical staff abroad home to support us”.
‘Make your present location your own home’
He additionally appealed to Irish individuals stranded overseas to make the present areas their house, saying: “You are doing your country an incredible deed by staying put.”
McGregor’s four-minute tackle concluded by calling on his compatriots to keep up health ranges by indulging in “small-space exercise programmes” in their very own houses.
“We must encourage home workouts and healthy immune-boosting nutritional plans,” he mentioned.
“We need meal plans and the necessary vitamins we should be taking to boost our immune systems.”
On Tuesday, McGregor known as for the federal government to introduce an immediate lockdown, and on Wednesday he pledged 1m euros worth of personal protective equipment for hospitals in Ireland.