Nurses in Malawi have long gone on strike just after the authorities unsuccessful to employ the service of additional well being employees, regional media report.
The government experienced declared that 2,000 well being staff would be recruited to support in the battle in opposition to Covid-19, the reports say.
Nurses have formerly complained about poor fork out, absence of protective gear, and very long working hours.
A local information web-site tweeted pics of nurses at the Queen Elizabeth Central Medical center in the southern metropolis of Blantyre refusing to do the job.
Nurses at Queen Elizabeth Central Medical center have downed resources, demanding responses to their grievances these as lower danger allowance which is at K1800 for every thirty day period and lack of personal protective devices amid other folks
— Situations 360 Malawi (@bnltimes) April 16, 2020
The federal government introduced a 21-day lockdown, setting up on Saturday, to suppress the spread of Covid-19.
The southern African country has 16 verified instances of coronavirus.