- Tram Ho
Before the complicated course of the acute respiratory infection caused by corona virus caused, many people across the country rushed to buy medical masks to prevent disease. However, how to use a mask properly and properly is still not a part of awareness.
According to the latest guidelines of the Ministry of Health, people should only wear medical masks to prevent Corona epidemic when contacting, caring for or infected with suspected nCov virus; when caring for or having close contact with someone who has symptoms of a respiratory illness such as cough, shortness of breath, runny nose … And when assigned to self-monitor, quarantine at home or when visiting or visiting , treatment at health facilities.
Especially for healthy people who do not have symptoms of respiratory disease, they only need to wear a cloth mask when going to crowded areas, on public transport.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that wearing masks when not designated will be wasteful and may create a “virtual” peace of mind, causing many to skip the application of important protective measures. in other, such as washing hands with soap, personal hygiene, hygiene and use, utensils.
People rushed to buy masks at the largest pharmacy in the North.
People rushed to buy medical masks but threw away the lack of consciousness
After a period of “booming” the phenomenon of buying and selling masks out of control, according to our records on many routes in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the situation of used medical masks is thrown unconsciously, rampant from sidewalks, lawns and road beds very unhygienic, bad urban landscape.
If walking along a certain road in the city, about 50m for each part will see 1-2 masks thrown away indiscriminately, while the roads near the hospital are worse and more slippery when many masks. throw it everywhere.
After use, medical masks are thrown away improperly, lacking in consciousness.
Specifically, along Vo Van Kiet Street, the section passes through the Tropical Hospital City. City and the Liberation Street through Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, medical masks are thrown from the sidewalk to the road, many spontaneous garbage piles filled with very sloppy masks. People coming here for medical treatment cannot help being haunted by witnessing this scene amidst the intense epidemic of Corona virus.
People said that most of the masks thrown on the street were from the driver’s side, so no one reminded them. In addition, many plastic bags containing household waste are placed on the sidewalk without placing them in houses or trash bins as well as discarding masks after use, meeting the wind to make masks flutter around the streets.
According to experts, the medical mask is prescribed to be used only once and thrown into a safe garbage bin, with a lid to avoid spreading diseases. In the mask then contains many bacteria, viruses, fungi from infected people coughing or sneezing, easily spread to the environment and invade people around.
Our note along the inner streets of Ho Chi Minh City, medical masks appear on people on the road or on the sidewalk.
“Many people scream at the price of masks, throw in goods, people do not have or do not have time to buy back. re-use the mask in a small bag before putting it in the trash.If not, the people around are not properly protected, the disease comes to them, it will not hesitate to dodge you. Myself and my family use a cloth mask, can be washed and reused many times, only use medical masks in case of risk “ – Ms. Quynh Mai (Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi) pressing.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kiet Tuan (District 5, Ho Chi Minh City) shared, Corona virus prevention by buying a mask, but throw it indiscriminately, sleazy on the street, it can not be effective. “ Rainy buys masks to prevent disease, but some people forget the disease prevention to ensure the living environment around,” Mr. Tuan said.
Mr. Linh (Ba Dinh District, Hanoi) said that from the first days of the outbreak, his family had always been “loyal” to the cloth mask. He himself is environmentally conscious, should limit the use of medical masks. He estimates that, when millions of people emit a large amount of medical masks into the environment, our own lives are seriously threatened.
” Even many” fake “masks are dyed with green and black chemicals, so they are sold” hot “. But medical masks are only one step to prevent viruses and epidemics. That is why 100 people who get infected with viruses are infected, some people do not. If they have not died of infection, they have died of pollution … “ – Mr. Linh stated the point.
Meanwhile in Hanoi also appeared the same situation.
Medical masks and even cloth masks are thrown away right in the middle of open dumps like this.
Ms. Trang (Cau Giay District, Hanoi) recounted a movie-watching session, surrounded by everyone’s masks, from employees to customers. By the end of the movie, turn on the light, then everywhere: on the chair, on the floor, … everywhere “green, blue, white”.
“ That’s just a tiny corner of the front of the epidemic. So after the disease, how are millions of disposable medical masks thrown into the environment? Is there a way to replace a reusable mask because really can not deny its convenience … “ – Trang said.
General Director of Information Technology: There is a phenomenon of collecting used medical masks for recycling and reselling
An environmental sanitation worker on Phan Van Tri Street (Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City) said that twice a day sweeping rubbish on the street every time the medical mask was thrown indiscriminately on the road during Corona virus disease score.
According to the environmental worker, although each spot is not much but every few dozen meters, the mask is thrown away at the wrong place, not only on the road but also on the pedestrian bridge.
People rushed to buy masks but did not know how to use it properly and handle it after use.
Environmental workers every day have to handle indiscriminate masks.
On the afternoon of February 7, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh chaired a meeting to implement the Industry and Trade sector’s response measures to the nCoV epidemic.
At the meeting, Mr. Tran Huu Linh – General Director of General Market Management Department (VCM) said that there are signs of taking advantage of diseases, scarcity of masks on the market. Used medical masks (once-used ones) for recycling and sale. Even the situation of collecting bottles containing disinfectant solution, then closing the substandard solutions to sell, especially online, how many people buy.
Minister Tran Tuan Anh requested the Renewal force to strictly control the situation of producing masks and poor-quality medical products. In case of collection of disposable masks for recycling and sale to the market, the Minister stressed that this situation would affect the health of the people, therefore requested the General Department of Tourism Administration to coordinate with the Relevant ministries and branches, including the Ministry of Health, have provided instructions on the disposal of disposable masks and used medical products to avoid the risk of being subjected to illicit profits by beneficiaries.
Used masks contain many types of bacteria, potentially causing many diseases, so they need to be handled properly.
Many people worry that not only will they pollute the environment, but the indiscriminate masks will be the target of bad people.
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Source : Genk