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Zurich experiences problem with face masks left on streets

National News // April 24, 2020

There’s a growing problem in Zurich, with discarded face masks being left on the streets - particularly around the University hospital, which has said it’s likely to be visitors littering, not hospital staff.

 

Photo by 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash Zurich experiences problem with face masks left on streets
 
It’s a worrying trend as the government has plans to issue millions of masks to the general population. 
 
Some local authorities are issuing guidelines on how to throw masks away safely: which involves placing them in a separate plastic bag, which should be tied up, and put into the bin for general household waste. 
 
There’s also a call for those who have been infected with Covid-19 not to recycle waste for the time being. 
 

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