Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will return to work as a medical practitioner during the coronavirus crisis.
Varadkar, who worked as a doctor before going into politics, has re-registered as a medical practitioner and offered to work one session per week in areas that are within his scope of expertise, a spokesperson for his office told RTÉ news Sunday.
“Many of his family and friends are working in the health service. He wanted to help out even in a small way,” the spokesperson said.
The Irish Times reported that he would be helping out with phone assessments: People who may have been exposed to the virus in Ireland are first assessed over the phone rather than in person, in order to reduce the spread.
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