Madero City / 07.25.2021 15:34:06
16 months after the health contingency due to covid-19, The use of face masks has been the best ally to reduce the number of infections, but also a risk to the environment and health because they are irresponsibly dumped on sidewalks and streets.
The councilor of the City Council of Ciudad Madero, Sandra Patricia Cruz Moreno, reported that Public service personnel are at constant risk of contracting coronavirus as well as other diseases due to the fact that these surgical waste are not properly managed.
Situation that could cause a serious health problem in the short term to the locals who have not assessed the repercussions of irresponsibly throwing them out of the garbage containers.
“We have been trying to raise public awareness that these wastes are infected, not precisely with covid, but if they are dirty and with bacteria or viruses that can be fatal for those who have direct contact.”
As According to what was commented by the councilor, although there is an important sector of the vaccinated population, there are also asymptomatic people who carry the disease and that they only use the face mask so that they are allowed to enter the stores or have free transit through the municipality.
Y After their daily work, they tend to throw them on the street without caring that they can become a serious health problem, since its management must be responsible to avoid new infections of the covid-19.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic we have discussed that when discarded, face masks are made by depositing them in a plastic bag and throwing it away, but despite the 16 months of the covid pandemic, we continue to see many dumped on the street.
Being for this reason that he once again called on citizens to be more careful in this matter, since most citizens do not know if they are asymptomatic or not and what is done when throwing these clinical waste into the street is promoting a chain of contagions.
The official stressed that in recent days the number of infected people has been increasing, so it calls not to lower your guard, so that they can enjoy a responsible summer vacation with the least risk of becoming the deadly statistics of the disease.
“It is important that the guard is not lowered, since due to the relaxation of some people, more cases of coronavirus could occur, most of which is due to the poor management of clinical waste.”