Ten suburbs in Melbourne are put on high alert after coronavirus was found in wastewater – as locals are told to get tested NOW
- Coronavirus fragments found in wastewater of 10 southeast Melbourne suburbs
- Anyone unwell who was in the suburbs between April 4-6 needs a Covid test
- Covid in wastewater is a warning sign but not a guarantee of active cases
An urgent warning has been issued to thousands of Melbourne residents after traces of Covid-19 were detected in sewage.
Anyone who has been in a certain 10 suburbs in the city’s southeast between April 4 and 6 is urged to get tested if they have any symptoms ‘no matter how mild’.
Clayton, Clayton South, Dingley Village, Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave, Notting Hill, Springvale, Springvale South and Wheeler’s Hill have all been put on high alert.
Residents of and visitors to any one of 10 suburbs in Melbourne’s south-east are urged to get a Covid test if they have even mild flu-like symptoms
‘Please get tested if you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, and stay home until you have your result,’ a Victorian Health alert issued on Thursday night said.
Common symptoms include fever, a cough, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting, and loss of taste or smell.
Covid fragments in waterwater are a warning sign though not a guarantee of active cases
Covid fragments in waterwater are a warning sign though not a guarantee of active cases.
‘Fragments of the virus detected in wastewater may be due to a person with Covid-19 being in the early active infectious phase or it could be because someone is continuing to shed the virus after the early infectious period.’
Victoria reported no new coronavirus cases on Thursday.