Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, along with Irish defense minister Paul Kehoe, visited the Defence Forces Joint Task Force in McKee Barracks, Dublin where they received a briefing, at the required social distance, on the role of the Defence Forces in supporting the national response to Covid-19. Photo by Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.
By Irish Echo Staff
While his British counterpart Boris Johnson is in hospital as a Covid-19 patient, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is readying to battle the pandemic as a doctor.
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Varadkar has signed back on to Ireland’s medical register seven years after he took leave of medicine to enter political life. Prior to that he had practiced as a doctor for seven years.
The taoiseach’s move has prompted headlines around the world.