Doctors Strike Over Pay As Schools Reopen in Nigeria

The Association of Resident Doctors said the authorities had failed to fulfil pledges to pay its members who are working in coronavirus isolation and treatment centres as well as hospitals. It said the strike comes after the expiry of a 14-day ultimatum it had given the authorities. The government has called for caution as some state governments announce reopening of schools, saying that COVID-19 remains potent and very dangerous. Nigeria has been opening up gradually. It aims to resume international flights in September after domestic flights restarted last month and a ban on interstate travel was lifted. The Lagos governor said restaurants, social clubs and recreational centres will also be allowed to reopen as long as they followed safety rules. This is part of plans to revive the economy as COVID-19 cases decline.

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