Medical waste piles up: Concerns about sanitation workers' health

A doctor says some studies show the coronavirus can stay on surgical masks as long as seven days.

    As the number of coronavirus infections keeps rising globally, hospitals are generating huge amounts of medical waste.

    That is dangerous for the people who collect it - sanitation workers - and the World Health Organization wants governments to ensure they are properly protected.

    Al Jazeera's Priyanka Gupta reports.


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