Expert says COVID-19 patients' waste should be managed by Environment Ministry and GAM

Jordan

Published: 2020-10-13 20:46

Last Updated: 2020-10-13 20:50


Expert says COVID-19 patients' waste should be managed by Environment Ministry and GAM
Expert says COVID-19 patients' waste should be managed by Environment Ministry and GAM

Infectious Disease Consultant, Dirar Balawi, called on the Ministry of Environment and Greater Amman Municipality to work together on managing coronavirus patients' waste the correct way.

COVID-19 patients' trash should be placed in a seperate bag and disinfected before thrown in the dumpster, he added.

Balawi called on the municipality to provide red-coloured trash bags for coronavirus patients.

He also asked citizens to damage used gloves and facemasks to prevent other people from reusing them.

This came after a large number of citizens requested guidance from the government regarding the correct way  to dispose of trash in houses where COVID-19 patients live.

Coronavirus patients' waste is dangerous and could result in further spreading of the virus, he said.