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Managing Infectious Medical Waste During the COVID-19 Pandemic   [open pdf - 742KB]

From the Document: "During the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] outbreak in Hubei Province, People's Republic of China (PRC), infectious medical waste increased by 600% from 40 tons per day to 240 tons per day. This quickly overwhelmed existing medical transport and disposal infrastructure around hospitals. Other countries will face similar challenges. It is critical that additional waste management systems are put in place to help reduce the further spread of COVID-19 and the emergence of other diseases. To support its developing member countries, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has compiled the following list of considerations and recommendations to enable governments to rapidly respond to these unprecedented challenges."

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2020
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2020 ADB. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/]
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Asian Development Bank: https://www.adb.org/
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