A staff member transfers garbage generated inside an isolation area in Du'an Yao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua/Cao YimingA staff member transfers garbage generated inside an isolation area in Du'an Yao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua/Cao Yiming
A staff member transfers garbage generated inside an isolation area in Du'an Yao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua/Cao Yiming
SCMP Editorial
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Opinion

Editorial by SCMP Editorial

The disposal of face masks and medical waste is a crisis in the making

  • There are dangers that the coronavirus will be spread to garbage collectors and others if waste that may carry the infection is not handled properly

A staff member transfers garbage generated inside an isolation area in Du'an Yao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua/Cao YimingA staff member transfers garbage generated inside an isolation area in Du'an Yao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua/Cao Yiming
A staff member transfers garbage generated inside an isolation area in Du'an Yao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua/Cao Yiming
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