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Iraqis protest as hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients

Medical school graduates and health workers have protested in Iraq’s capital over a shortage of equipment to tackle pandemic – and also a lack of jobs.

Medical school graduates and health workers have protested in Iraq’s capital over a shortage of equipment to tackle COVID-19 – and also a lack of jobs.

Coronavirus cases have risen with a record 5,000 new infections on Friday.

The health ministry says hospitals are overwhelmed with rising numbers.

Al Jazeera’s Dorsa Jabbari has the latest from Baghdad, Iraq.