NHS worker publicly quits over lockdown as she ‘had no work to do for 3 weeks’

An NHS worker has publicly resigned in front of a large crowd in criticism at the new coronavirus lockdown, claiming she had “no work to do for three weeks” at the height of the pandemic.

Shelley Tasker, 43, was filmed blasting the government’s decision on the streets of Truro in Cornwall.

Ms Tasker had worked as a healthcare assistant at Treliske hospital, part of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, where she claims there have been just 76 Covid-related deaths in seven months.

But a spokesperson for the trust said it was “unacceptable for anybody to spread lies which could be harmful to people’s health”.

In the clip, Shelly says: “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 goes on to claim that, on Friday (October 30), there were just three people in hospital with Covid-19.

"The total deaths from these three hospitals in seven months, is 76 people,” the mum continued.

"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 10 people a month over the last seven months, and we have locked down."

Speaking to MailOnline, Shelley also claimed the figures the government are presenting to the public to justify the lockdown are “all lies”.

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

“There's a massive agenda going on here and people need to start realising.'

Official NHS figures show Shelley’s figures were close to accurate. Between March and September 67 people died from Covid-19 and there were just four people with the virus receiving care at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust on October 29.

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.”

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