Nurses in Ondo state today staged a peaceful protest and down tools for hours at the State Mother & Child Hospital, Akure following a spike in the cases of coronavirus among health workers without efforts by government to carry out contact tracing of infected persons.

Similarly Radio Nigeria gathered that workers at the State Neuropsychiatric hospital, Akure have stopped coming to work as a result of the same problem.

Over ten nurses and five doctors with other health workers have contracted the deadly COVID-19 in the state in the last one week.

Speaking during the protest, the State Chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Comrade Kehinde Nomiye and Another Nurse, Mrs Tayo Imorua who is also a Union leader, said the protest was sparked by failure of the state government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to carry out contact tracing of the infected doctor and nurse at the mother and child hospital, Akure more than ninety eight hours after the incident was detected.


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