CHINA China reports improved capacity of medical waste, sewage disposal

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China reports improved capacity of medical waste, sewage disposal

Xinhua

14:02, June 02, 2020

Employees dispose medical waste at a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, on Feb 27. (Photo: China Daily)

BEIJING -- China's medical waste disposal capacity has seen steady expansion in 2020, the country's ecology and environment authority said Tuesday.

As of May 30, the country's daily disposal capacity jumped to 6,179.4 tonnes from 4,902.8 tonnes before the COVID-19 epidemic, data from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment showed.

This marked an increase of 1,276.6 tonnes in the daily disposal capacity.

A total of 422,000 tonnes of medical waste was disposed of from Jan 20 to May 30, according to the ministry.

Meanwhile, medical sewage treatment is running smoothly nationwide with disinfection measures strictly implemented, said the ministry.

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