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Zimbabwe govt sued over ill-equipped coronavirus front line workers

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<p>Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights filed a complaint against the government on Tuesday, accusing it of failing to provide them with protective gears needed in the fight against <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19. </p> <p>The collective claimed that more than 1,500 of them are working in the country’s hospitals “without adequate protection” from <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19, citing the lack of masks and protective clothing, as well as respirators or even oxygen for patients.</p> <p>“The lack of control and screening of (health) personnel using public transport, puts its members at risk of contracting the virus”, it added.</p> <p>Last month, doctors and nurses had threatened to stop work, denouncing what they described as a dramatic situation in the public health sector.</p> <p>Zimbabwe has recorded ten <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 cases and one death, according to recent figures from its health ministry.</p>
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