Thursday, 26 March 2020

Zimbabwe Doctors, Nurses Strike Over Little Virus Protection

Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's public hospital doctors and nurses went on strike Wednesday over a lack of protective gear as the coronavirus begins to spread in a country whose health system has almost collapsed. 

It's the latest blow to a nation where some patients' families are asked to provide such basics as gloves and clean water.
Zimbabwe Doctors, Nurses Strike Over Little Virus Protection
Zimbabwe Doctors, Nurses Strike Over Little Virus Protection

“Right now we are exposed and no one seems to care,” said Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association president, Tawanda Zvakada. The president of the Zimbabwe Nurses Association, Enock Dongo, confirmed nurses' participation.

Zimbabwe has three cases of COVID-19 and recorded its first death this week. Zimbabwe Doctors, Nurses Strike Over Little Virus Protection.

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