A Hong Kong resident participates in the government’s mass Covid-19 testing scheme at a facility in To Kwa Wan on Wednesday. Photo: Winson WongA Hong Kong resident participates in the government’s mass Covid-19 testing scheme at a facility in To Kwa Wan on Wednesday. Photo: Winson Wong
A Hong Kong resident participates in the government’s mass Covid-19 testing scheme at a facility in To Kwa Wan on Wednesday. Photo: Winson Wong

Coronavirus: concerns mount over handling of waste at Hong Kong’s mass testing centres, as 152,000 more screened

  • Experts say the rubbish generated by testing facilities should be treated as clinical waste, which comes with stricter disposal standards
  • Authorities, however, insist the current protocols are sufficient to avoid cross-transmission

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Hong Kong resident participates in the government’s mass Covid-19 testing scheme at a facility in To Kwa Wan on Wednesday. Photo: Winson WongA Hong Kong resident participates in the government’s mass Covid-19 testing scheme at a facility in To Kwa Wan on Wednesday. Photo: Winson Wong
A Hong Kong resident participates in the government’s mass Covid-19 testing scheme at a facility in To Kwa Wan on Wednesday. Photo: Winson Wong
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