India’s growing Covid-19 waste challenges workers

India’s Covid-19 caseload is rising, and people have now been urged to wear face masks even though they are outdoors.

But the directive has created yet another problem – there is no system of safely discarding Covid-19 waste. Rubbish collectors have complained that folks are mixing used gloves and masks with other waste, and it’s really putting the waste collectors lives in danger.

Workers say they need training and safety gear to properly handle hazardous waste.

Video by Arunoday Mukharji and Pritam Roy

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