Nurses in Ondo state on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest at the State Mother & Child Hospital, Akure following increase in the cases of Covid19 among them without efforts by government to carry out contact tracing of those infected.
The nurses also down tools for hours which paralysed activities at the hospital.
Over 10 nurses and five doctors with other health workers have contracted the deadly COVID-19 in the state in the last one week.
It gathered that workers at the State Neuropsychiatric hospital, Akure have stopped coming to work as a result of the same problem.
Leading the protest were 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.
They told newsmen that 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 98hrs after the incident was detected.