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Single-use masks could be a coronavirus hazard if we don’t dispose of them properly – The Conversation AU

Given the possibility single-use masks and gloves may be contaminated with COVID-19, we need clearer direction on how to dispose of them safely in public places.



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From midnight tomorrow, it will become mandatory for anyone in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire leaving their homes to wear a mask. Many people have already been wearing masks for some time in a bid to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.
Evidence has shown masks likely do reduce the spread of COVID-19, so wearing them is a good thing particularly as Victoria continues to grapple with a second wave.
But one conversation were not having enough is around how to safely dispose of single-use m…

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