CHINA Shanghai enhances capacity to handle epidemic-related waste


Shanghai enhances capacity to handle epidemic-related waste


19:41, April 28, 2022

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SHANGHAI, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai has expanded its capacity to dispose of epidemic-related waste to over 1,400 tonnes daily at present, from 300 tonnes per day before the latest round of COVID-19 resurgence started in March, according to the municipal bureau of ecology and environment.

The sources of the waste include hospitals designated for treating COVID-19 patients, fever clinics and concentrated quarantine and treatment sites.

The number of medical waste collection and transportation vehicles in the city has been expanded to 546 from the original 127, while all domestic waste incineration facilities in the city were incorporated into the medical waste emergency disposal system, and the front-line workers have been under closed-off management, said Shanghai Environment Group.

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