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NHS worker publicly resigns claiming she had ‘no work for 3 weeks’ in pandemic

An NHS worker medic resigned from her job in public in opposition to the coronavirus lockdown – also claiming the pandemic left her with “no work to do for three weeks”.

Shelley Tasker, 43, took to the streets of Truro in Cornwall where she aired her grievances with a loudspeaker to passersby.

Tasker is a part-time photographer and a former healthcare assistant at Treliske hospital, part of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

It comes as England was plunged into a second lockdown today which will last for at least four weeks

In the clip, the mum can be heard saying: “Today, I’m publicly resigning.

“I am wearing this uniform sadly for the last time.

“I absolutely loved my job. Those of you who have been following what’s going on, we’ve done tasks, we’ve organised protests, I’ve had a lot of flack.

“I’ve had an email from work last night asking me what’s going on, people are reporting me and unfortunately I can’t lie any more.”

She told the receptive crowd: “I can tell you on Friday in Treliske there were three people in with Covid.

“No extra deaths, three – and that covers Treliske, West Cornwall and Hayle hospital.

“The total deaths from these three hospitals in seven months, is 76 people.

She also told the crowd: “I can tell you now when I was working at the height of the pandemic I had no work for three weeks because there were no patients.”

“That’s about ten people a month over the last seven months, and we have locked down.”

In an interview with the MailOnline, she said claims by the Government that the NHS is being overrun are “all lies”.

“We’ve closed all of Cornwall down for three people in hospital,” she said.

“They haven’t even died – they’ve supposedly got Covid.

“How many people are going to die because of this?”

A spokesperson for Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust told MailOnline: “We’re in the middle of a once in a lifetime pandemic and it is unacceptable for anybody to spread lies which could be harmful to people’s health, let alone from somebody in a respected position.

“The public’s incredible support for the NHS played a major role in helping us handle the first wave of coronavirus, and as we face a potential second wave, it is absolutely vital our staff and the public follow the latest public health guidance to help keep us all safe.’