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Melbourne suburbs including Glen Waverley and Springvale hit with COVID wastewater fragment warning

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Residents of 10 suburbs in Melbourne’s southeast are being urged to be on high alert for signs of COVID-19 after fragments of the virus were detected in wastewater.

On Thursday, the health department confirmed the fragments were recently detected in wastewater samples taken from a sewage catchment.

Anyone with even mild COVID-19 symptoms is urged to get tested.

This especially includes people who live in or have visited the suburbs from April 4 to 6.

The areas are:

  • Clayton
  • Clayton South
  • Dingley Village
  • Glen Waverley
  • Mount Waverley
  • Mulgrave
  • Notting Hill
  • Springvale
  • Springvale South
  • Wheelers Hill

The fragments 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…



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