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COVID-19: Panic In Lagos State As Doctors Go On Strike




Amidst the rising number of COVID-19 infection, Doctors in Lagos on Sunday July 12, announced that they are embarking on a strike.

The strike which follows the failure of the state government to meet their demands will last for three days.

Oluwajimi Sodipo, Chairman of Medical Guild, an association of Medical Doctors under the employment of the Lagos State Government, said the strike which would run from Monday, July 13 to Thursday, July 16.

According to Sodipo, the strike will, however, exempt members working in the state’s COVID-19 isolation centres.

The doctors disclosed that they are embarking on the strike over the wage disparity between the Federal and Lagos state doctors, COVID-19 Hazard allowances and inducement allowances MOU approved by the Federal Government, non-payment of doctors working in isolation centre as well as unceremoniously disengagement of doctors in the isolation centres without recourse to their welfare.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC), on Sunday, July 12, announced that 571 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the country.

The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases recorded across the country as follows; Lagos-152, Ebonyi-108, Edo-53, Ondo-46, FCT-38, Oyo-20, Kwara-19, Plateau-17, Osun-14, Bayelsa-14, Ekiti-14, Katsina-14, Akwa Ibom-11, Kaduna-11, Rivers-11, Niger-10, Ogun-7, Kano-6, Cross River-4, Bauchi-2.

There are now 32,558 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country. 13,447 patients who recovered from the disease have been discharged and 740 deaths have been recorded.



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