Tawanda Zvakada of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association said on Wednesday that Zimbabwean doctors and nurses have embarked on strike.
According to him, the strike was due to the lack of protective clothing in dealing with suspected coronavirus cases.
“Our members are being exposed to the virus in their line of duty. We have just downed tools demanding protective clothing from the government,” Zvakada told dpa.
Zimbabwe has recorded three coronavirus cases and one death.
The ailing country’s lack of preparedness has been exposed by the family of the deceased, prominent broadcaster Zororo Makamba.
According to the family, the hospital where the deceased was admitted had no running water and “we were told to bring our own ventilator and power socket.”