Healthcare workers from the South African cities of Cape Town and Pretoria have protested against poor working conditions and corruption in the procurement of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), according to Al Jazeera.
According to the news site, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union has threatened that it's 200,000 public workers will go on strike on September 10 if their issues are not addressed.
They have also demanded danger pay for workers who are on the front line in the battle against COVID-19.
South Africa has recorded 630,595 positive cases of COVID-19, the highest in Africa, and the sixth-highest in the world, with more than 14,300 fatalities being registered in the Orange Republic, according to official figures.
South Africa is not the only country to face protests from health workers over PPE and corruption in its procurement.
In March, health workers in Zimbabwe went on strike because they could not get PPE in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic while in June, they sued the government over the same issue.
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