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Covid-19 Victoria: Alert for 25 Melbourne suburbs after wastewater detection

Victorian health officials have revealed three more regarding Covid-19 sewage detection as Melbourne breaks out of strict blockage restrictions.

The Ministry of Health said in a statement late Thursday that there were three new positive detections of coronavirus virus fragments in wastewater samples taken in the Pascobert, Scoresby and Vermont areas.

“These new detections are interesting because there are currently no confirmed cases of Covid-19 in these areas,” said the Department of Health.

“Unexpected detection may be due to the fact that the person who had the de-infectious Covid-19 continued to shed the virus, but was active but undiagnosed. The case may be the cause. “

Between June 3 and 7, residents and recent visitors to the next suburb were urged to monitor their symptoms and be tested if they occurred.

  • Glenroy, Hudfield, Oak Park, Pascoe Vale;
  • Burwood East, Forest Hill, Glen Waverley, Scoresby, Vermont South, Wantana South, Wheelers Hill.
  • Balwyn, Balwyn North, Blackburn, Blackburn, North, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Bulleen, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Nunawading.

Only one day after the virus fragment was found in a wastewater sample in Bendigo, Victoria, there are no active positives.

Media_cameraWastewater detection acts as an early warning system, the Department of Health said. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Damian Shaw

Residents and recent visitors to the suburbs of California Gully, Eaglehawk, Epsom, Huntley, Jackass Flat, Maiden Gully, Maron, North Bendigo, Sailors Gully from June 3 to 7 will also monitor their symptoms. If you experience any symptoms, you will be prompted to undergo an examination.

“The wastewater inspection program is designed as an early warning system, and whenever these detections are found, a cautious approach is taken,” said the Department of Health.

There are 78 active cases in Victoria, 64 of which are locally acquired and 14 are in hotel quarantine.

Melbourne’s blockade restrictions were relaxed overnight, allowing people to move around freely within 25 kilometers of their homes, removing five reasons.

However, Metropolitan Melbourne requires face masks to be worn indoors and outdoors.

jack.paynter@news.com.au

Initially issued as follows 25 suburban emergency virus alerts

Place of originCovid-19 Victoria: Alert for 25 Melbourne suburbs after wastewater detection

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