COVID-19: Nigeria’s Doctors go on Strike Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Nigerian doctors go on strike despite coronavirus scare

Doctors in the capital, Abuja, have gone on strike; demanding two months’ back pay, irrespective of the rise in coronavirus cases in the country.

The doctors stated it was a difficult decision.

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Meanwhile, there has been a total of 12 confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria. The latest were four (4) new cases in Lagos state – Nigeria’s commercial capital.  Two (2) of those who tested positive had a recent travel history to Europe, the others had not left the country.

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Tracing of other contacts is being done. “We are following over 1,300 people right now to find information about the state of their health and the number is increasing,” Lagos Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi stated.

Nigeria has closed its borders to thirteen(13) countries currently, including the US and UK.