40,000 apply for "On Call For Ireland" initiative

40,000 applicants have signed up for the HSE's "On Call For Ireland" initiative so far.

Any health care professional who is not already working in the public health service is being asked to help out in the fight against coronavirus here.

It's anticipated that many additional hospital and care beds will be needed to deal with this outbreak.

CEO of the HSE Paul Reid says it's not yet clear how many of these applicants will be needed.

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