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Surge in medical waste with millions of Covid-19 tests done daily in China

A woman undergoes a swab test for coronavirus in Shanghai's Pudong district. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - It takes about two seconds to get swabbed for Covid-19 in China.

A plastic swab is removed from a plastic sleeve and stuck into a waiting mouth, before the top is broken off into a plastic test tube.

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