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Coronavirus: Nigerian Doctors Commence Indefinite Strike

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The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Abuja chapter, on Tuesday announced an indefinite strike amid anxiety over coronavirus.

ARD President, Roland Aigbovo, said the body decided to go on strike following extensive deliberation on the health threat posed by the coronavirus scare, their work conditions, and patient care.

According to him, the FCT Administration had failed to pay Resident doctors basic salaries for more than two months.

He stated that repeated warnings and ultimatum to the government has failed to yield positive results.

Aigbovo revealed that other health workers also affected will join the mass action within 48 hours if their demands “which are the same as ours are not met.”

Naija News reports that a third case of the coronavirus disease has been confirmed in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial capital city.

This was confirmed on Tuesday by the Lagos State Ministry of Health.

The patient is an independent case not connected with the index case of the Italian man.

She is a 30-year-old Nigerian female who returned from the United Kingdom on Friday, 13 March 2020, observed self-isolation, developed symptoms and has been tested positive.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.