Gov. Baker Signs New Orders To Help Fight Against Virus

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Governor Charlie Baker announced Thursday that he has signed new orders to allow more medical professionals to work in the Commonwealth.

One order allows foreign educated doctors to be licensed to practice in Massachusetts.

Another will allow nursing students in their last semester to practice as long as they are supervised by a licensed medical professional.

The third order will require insurance companies to cover all medical costs associated with coronavirus treatment, with no extra charge to the patient.

Additionally, Baker said a thousand additional beds for patients with COVID-19 will be made available at the Boston Field Hospital, set up at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

There are currently 16,790 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Massachusetts.

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