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



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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