Incineration of waste from homes of infected persons in Chennai begins

The Chennai Corporation has started incineration of waste collected from residences of persons infected with COVID-19. Waste from houses where residents are quarantined is also being incinerated. Earlier, the waste from ‘infected’ homes was disposed of using the technique of ‘deep burial’, at designated locations in various neighborhoods.

The Hindu reports that as many as 5,768 houses in the city have started sending waste to the incinerator in Manali. Some of these homes have residents who are on quarantine following infection of family members. Some of the residents in these homes have also been quarantined based on information received by contact tracing of COVID-19 cases.

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