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US accused of ‘hijacking’ coronavirus supplies

Shortage of medical protective gear prompts bidding war amid claims the US is using unscrupulous tactics to take its share.

Countries and even cities are competing for supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, gloves and gowns, for healthcare workers.

The global shortage of the equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic has led to a bidding war between countries.

Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports.