In Indonesia, Coronavirus Floods Cisadane River with Extra Hazard: Medical Waste

2 September 2020 14:34 WIB

Ade Yunus, founder of enviromental group Bank Sampah Sungai Cisadane (Banksasuci), holds a discarded syringe as he collects medical waste at Cisadane river in Tangerang, Banten province, Indonesia, August 2, 2020. Picture taken August 2, 2020. For the residents along Indonesia's Cisadane River, the coronavirus has brought not just deadly disease, but also a deluge of medical waste: a constant stream of syringes, face masks and hazmat suits floating by. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

2 September 2020 00:00 WIB

Fishermen are seen on wooden boats as they look for fish at Cisadane river in Tangerang, Banten province, Indonesia, August 2, 2020. Picture taken August 2, 2020. Dirty syringes, used masks and gloves are among the waste streaming into the Cisadane River, in Indonesia's city of Tangerang. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

2 September 2020 00:00 WIB

A worker holds a bag of medical waste to be loaded into a truck in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 12, 2020. Picture taken August 12, 2020. Medical waste has been piling high since the first cases of coronavirus in the country. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

2 September 2020 00:00 WIB

Medical waste collected from Cisadane river is seen inside a cardbox in Tangerang, Banten province, Indonesia, August 2, 2020. Picture taken August 2, 2020. Then in May, the walls of a landfill beside the river collapsed, sending tons of garbage cascading into the river, doubling the threat for those downstream; families who bathe and wash their clothes in the river. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

2 September 2020 00:00 WIB

An incinerator company worker wearing protective suit prepares bags of medical waste to be loaded into a truck in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 12, 2020. Picture taken August 12, 2020 For the residents along Indonesia's Cisadane River, the coronavirus has brought not just deadly disease, but also a deluge of medical waste: a constant stream of syringes, face masks and hazmat suits floating by. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

2 September 2020 00:00 WIB

Members of enviromental group Bank Sampah Sungai Cisadane (Banksasuci) collect medical waste at Cisadane river in Tangerang, Banten province, Indonesia, August 2, 2020. Picture taken August 2, 2020. For the residents along Indonesia's Cisadane River, the coronavirus has brought not just deadly disease, but also a deluge of medical waste: a constant stream of syringes, face masks and hazmat suits floating by. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

2 September 2020 00:00 WIB