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Chile’s sanitation workers exposed to coronavirus

Sanitation work is unhygienic and smelly, but now it is much more dangerous.

Health workers have been applauded for their sacrifice in the line of duty during the pandemic.

Yet there are others on the front line who have little or no access to protective equipment and often get no recognition.

 

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman joined sanitation workers during a shift in Chile’s capital Santiago.