Police in Pakistan have arrested dozens of doctors and medical staff protesting a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The demonstrations took place in the city of Quetta in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan. Senior police official Razzaq Cheema confirmed the arrests to CNN.
In response, The Young Doctors Association (YDA) has announced an immediate boycott of all medical services in Balochistan.
The protest comes a day after 13 doctors in Quetta contracted the novel coronavirus.
Covid-19 in Pakistan: According to the Ministry of Health, 3,277 cases of Covid-19 have been diagnosed in the country and 50 people have died.