Improper Disposal of Used Masks during COVID-19: A Health Hazard?
Dr. Pihu Sethi,
Government Institute of Medical Sciences, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
The Novel Coronavirus disease has taught us all to live the new normal way. As the virus transmission is mainly person-to-person through droplets, the outbreak has forced, even the general population to wear mask all the time when outdoors or meeting people. Everyone is educating the public about wearing the masks correctly by covering face and nose completely, however, correct methods of disposal of these used masks, which may be infected, is not being discussed. Proper biological waste management system is not followed while discarding the used masks and hence jeopardising the community health.