Doctors in Nigeria’s state-run hospitals have embarked on a strike to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities.
The strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (Nard) is the latest in a string of strikes by medics in Africa’s most populous nation.
More than a third of Nigeria’s 42,000 practicing doctors will take part in the indefinite strike as the country struggles to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Doctors’ union leader Aliyu Sokomba told the BBC that 14 doctors had died from Covid-19 since the country reported its first coronavirus cases in March.
So far Nigeria has recorded more than 55,000 cases of the virus.
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