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Indonesia’s Covid-19 medical waste floods mountains with garbage around the country

The South China Morning Post published this video clip, titled “Indonesia’s Covid-19 medical waste floods the country’s mountains of garbage” – below is their description.

Medical waste generated by the Covid-19 pandemic is swamping Indonesian landfills.

Surgical masks, personal protective equipment (PPE) and syringes can be found mixed with ordinary waste at Burangkeng, one of the country’s largest waste disposal sites. According to the United Nations, medical waste in the capital Jakarta soared by more than 500% during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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In this story: Jakarta

Jakarta, the huge capital of Indonesia, is located on the northwest coast of the island of Java. A historical mix of cultures – Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arabic, Indian and European – has influenced its architecture, language and cuisine. The old town, Kota Tua, is home to Dutch colonial buildings, Glodok (Jakarta’s Chinatown) and the old port of Sunda Kelapa, where traditional wooden schooners dock.

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