Over 6,600 tonnes of Covid-19 clinical waste generated in 2020

Piling up: Malaysia needs to increase treatment and disposal facilities to deal with the spike in clinical waste generated by Covid-19. — File photos

THE amount of clinical waste Malaysia generates has spiked by 20% since the Covid-19 outbreak began in March.

And it is continuing to heap up, as the number of daily new cases continues to hover at four figures.

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