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Iraqi Lawmaker Dies from COVID-19

 A member of the Iraqi parliament died at a hospital in Beirut on Tuesday after contracting COVID-19 earlier this month.

MP Hussein Jasim Zuhairi was a member of Fatih Alliance, a Shia faction affiliated with the pro-Iran militias of Hashd al-Shaabi.

He was representing Diyala province.

As of November 25, Iraq has recorded nearly 540,000 coronavirus cases, with 12,031 deaths. It still struggles with a fast spread of the disease and high rate of fatalities.