Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY Published 8:53 a.m. ET April 6, 2020 | Updated 10:28 a.m. ET April 6, 2020CLOSE Leo Varadkar, the Irish political leader, has re-registered and will work with the Irish Health Service one day a week as a doctor. Video ElephantIreland’s prime minister plans to work one day a week as a doctor to help amid the coronavirus pandemic.Leo Varadkar studied medicine and trained to be a doctor at King’s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin. He worked as a doctor for seven years before entering politics, according to Reuters.In March, Varadkar re-registered as a doctor to practice one day a week with Ireland’s Health Service Executive, his office confirmed in a statement to USA TODAY.”Many of his family and friends are working in the health service. He wanted to help out even in a small way,” the statement said.Varadkar’s father was a doctor and mother a nurse. According to the Irish Times, his partner, sisters and their husbands all work for the country’s health services, too.The prime minister will help with phone appointments, the Times reported. People in Ireland who believe they may have COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, are to call for a first assessment, rather than


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