Urgent Covid Alert to Over 110,000 Sydneysiders After Virus Detected in Their Sewer – So Is Your Suburb On The List?
- NSW Health issued a warning after virus fragments were found in western Sydney
- They were detected in the Auburn Sewage Network, which includes 24 suburbs
- Health bosses said there is a possibility it could enter the community
More than 110,000 people in Sydney are on high alert after the coronavirus is found in their sewers.
NSW Health issued a warning on Tuesday after fragments of Covid-19 were found in the Auburn Sewage Network.
The catchment area includes 24 suburbs in western Sydney.
Pictured: Scott Morrison (left) watches as Sarah Fletcher goes through the procedure to obtain the Pfizer vaccine at the Sydney Health District vaccination center on Feb. 19
Pictured: Women dining at a Sydney restaurant on Feb. 12 after mask-wearing rules were relaxed
Health bosses said the wastewater fragments could be the result of non-contagious people shedding the virus, but added that there was still a risk of it coming back into the community.
“ While there are some recently recovered cases in the Auburn area, NSW Health urges everyone to be vigilant for symptoms – and to be tested and isolated immediately if they appear, ” he said.
Catchment suburbs include Condell Park, Bankstown, Potts Hill, Birrong, Sefton, Bass Hill, Chester Hill, Regents Park, Chullora, Homebush West, Strathfield, Rookwood, and Sydney Olympic Park.
Newington, Granville, Clyde, Lidcombe, Auburn, South Granville, Guildford, Silverwater, Rosehill, Berala and Yagoona are also part of the Auburn Sewage Network.
Pictured: A drive through the Covid test facility is seen in Auburn in Sydney on Jan. 2
People living in the areas should be on the lookout for symptoms.
NSW has been without local cases on the 37th consecutive day.
There are 20 active Covid-19 cases in the state, including returnees.
About 10,177 tests reported on Monday evening at 8 p.m., compared to the total of 12,175 the previous day.
It’s because hubs have been set up in every state and territory to administer the Pfizer vaccine, with 60,000 people in Australia due to receive their first injection this week.
Health and cross-border workers and elderly care residents were among the first to receive the injection on Monday.
COMPONENTS IN THE AUBURN DISCHARGE NETWORK:
Sydney Olympic Park
Source: NSW Health