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Frontline distancing: Lagos medics call off police harassment strike

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<p>Nigeria’s largest medical union asked striking members in the commercial capital Lagos to go back to work on Thursday. </p> <p>This ends a strike over alleged police harassment of doctors as they travelled to and from work during a night curfew. </p> <p>The Nigerian Medical Association (<span class="caps">NMA</span>) doctors union, which ordered Lagos members to cease work the day before, said the issue had been remedied. </p> <p>The doctors will now be exempt from the nationwide overnight curfew and will therefore be allowed to move freely by police. </p> <p>The medical union had complained of being detained and mistreated despite the rules for essential workers.</p> <p>In a statement, the <span class="caps">NMA</span> Lagos branch said the industrial action “is reversed and members are hereby directed to resume work from 6 p.m. Thursday evening”.</p>
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