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A health-worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) unloads medical waste for disposal outside a hospital, in Gurugram.

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A health worker carries bags filled with medical waste on a stretcher for disposal at Calcutta Medical College Hospital, during the biweekly COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

A worker collects garbage bags to dispose of medical waste at COVID-19 testing centre, during Unlock 3.0, at Dariya Ganj area in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

Medical workers using protective equipment dispose of trash bags containing hazardous biological waste into a large pile outside the Hospital del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, which treats patients with COVID-19 in Veracruz, Mexico. Improper disposal of medical waste has become an increasing problem in Mexico amid the pandemic.

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PPE kits and other medical waste disposed at Ghazipur landfill in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

A worker pulls a cart to dispose of the medical waste at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar

Used PPE kits are seen at a garbage site where a homeless man is searching for clothes, during Unlock 2.0, at Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

View of medical waste dump near a hospital, in New Delhi.

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Overflow garbage outside the Bio-Medical waste storage area in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi.

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Health workers dispose of medical waste in open at a government hospital, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore