The Government today said according to the views of Centre for Health Protection experts, from a risk management perspective, waste at the community testing centres is not clinical waste and is no different from household waste.
In response to media enquiries, the Government said it will continue to remind community testing centre supervisors and cleansing service contractors to collect and handle waste in accordance with the centre’s guidelines.
It noted that waste must be properly packed in a plastic rubbish bag.
The packed waste should be temporarily placed at a designated waste collection area, which should be disinfected with 1:49 diluted bleach, inside community testing centres.
Cleansing service contractors will each day transport waste to refuse transfer stations by dedicated vehicles.
The Government will ensure that waste at the community testing centres is handled properly to safeguard the public’s health and safety.