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    Staff at dozens of hospitals across Myanmar have walked off the job to protest the military coup which ousted de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

    Healthcare workers accused the army of putting their interests above coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Also on Tuesday, crowds staged the first widespread protest since the coup. Demonstrators banging on pots and pans, called for Suu Kyi’s release and the recognition of her victory in November’s election.

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