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Garbage collectors who make sure diseases don’t spread are now at risk of contracting Covid-19

Sanitation workers are a high-risk group since they come into contact with objects that could host the coronavirus but they’re working without proper protective gear

While most of Kathmandu has been forced indoors by the lockdown, Babu Pode still leaves home every day at 5:30 am.

  • The Kathmandu Post

He goes to Kalimati, then Teku hospital and up to Tripureshwor, collecting garbage.

Pode is one 835 garbage collectors and sweepers employed by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and as an essential service, they continue to go from road-to-road-alley…

And most of them do so without adequate protection from the coronavirus.

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