Henry Kwabena Kokofu, the Executive director of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has said that the indiscriminate disposal of used nose and face masks would contaminate the atmosphere and spread the deadly coronavirus disease.
He said the public should be educated on the right way of disposing the nose masks and other personal protective equipment (PPEs).
Mr. Kokofu spoke at Onua FM on Thursday February 11 during an interview with Kwame Tutu on Yen Sempa.
He said that since the nose and face masks were introduced as the main PPEs against the coronavirus, the public was not educated on how to dispose them after usage.
Mr. Kokofu, therefore, advised that designated dustbins must be put at vantage points purposely for the disposal of these masks and other PPEs in order to curb further spread of the virus.
“If these PPEs are not properly disposed and it rains, the used PPEs can find their way into our rivers to pollute the rivers with the deadly virus and re-infect us.”
He tasked the public to be careful of the second wave of the Covid-19 and the dangers of disposal of the PPEs.
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