Published: 2020-10-13 20:46
Last Updated: 2020-10-13 20:50
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.