Iraqi factory boosts production of oxygen tanks to cope with virus demand
12 July 2020 | 7:00 am
A factory in the Iraqi capital Baghdad has increased production of oxygen tanks to cope with high demand from hospitals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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