Penang City Council (MBPP) is urging the public to dispose of face masks responsibly, instead of littering them all over roads and in drains
Photos show MBPP workers picking up many used disposable masks on roads and in other public spaces where people have tossed them
In the comments, Malaysians thanked these unsung heroes for cleaning up the environment
One person pointed out that leaving used face masks lying around could be a reason why the virus continues to spread.
Meanwhile, several urged the public to take responsibility for their own masks and not expect someone else to pick up after them.
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