How COVID medical waste is worsening Gaza’s environmental crisis

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “How COVID medical waste is worsening Gaza’s environmental crisis” – below is their description.

The coronavirus pandemic is worsening a waste disposal crisis in Gaza.

Two of the region’s three landfills reached capacity 20 years ago.

Now, there is growing concern about the improper disposal of medical waste.

Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from the Gaza Strip.

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