Government looking at student nurses being paid – Varadkar

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Government is examining the issue of student nurses working in hospitals during the Covid-19 emergency and not getting paid.

He said the Minister for Health Simon Harris would have proposals on the issue shortly.

Varadkar also said there were no plans in place for an emergency budget and he said if this happens it would take place when the emergency was over.

He was speaking during the launch of a public information booklet on Covid-19, which will be sent to every household over the coming days.

-Noah Harte