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More than 500 retired doctors, nurses reapply for license to help combat COVID-19

CHICAGO (WREX) — Governor J.B. Pritzker says the number of retired doctors and nurses reapplying for their licences so they can rejoin the workforce to help battle the COVID-19 outbreak.

Gov. Pritzker says a total of 510 former doctors and nurses have already applied to return to the workforce. Gov. Pritzker made the announcement on Friday during his daily press briefing in Chicago.

The governor says some applicants have all ready been approved. Applicants were able to start applying for their licenses on Monday of this week.

Gov. Pritzker made the initial call for retired nurses and doctors to come back into the workforce last weekend to help battle the virus.

Pritzker says applications will be processed on an expedited process.

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