Garbage collectors operating amid the coronavirus crisis are risking infection and struggling to keep operations running smoothly, leading them to call for the distribution of more protective items.

While municipalities are ramping up countermeasures against infection clusters, some operators have already ceased their activities and more businesses may be forced to take similar measures if workers are confirmed to be infected.

Now garbage collectors are urgently asking the government for protective equipment while experts point out that citizens can help at their level by complying with the sorting rules.