Thousands of people in NSW are put on alert as coronavirus is found in sewage – as students and staff at a Melbourne school are told to isolate after suspected exposure
- NSW Health issued an alert for two NSW suburbs after COVID fragments found
- Fragments found at Allambie Heights in Sydney and Merimbula on South Coast
- In Victoria, staff, students and parents of a school have been told to self-isolate
- A Covid close contact was identified on-site at the school in Melbourne’s south
Urgent health warnings have been issued for New South Wales – after fragments of coronavirus were found in the wastewater of two suburbs – and in Victoria after a Covid case visited a Melbourne primary school.
NSW Health announced on Saturday morning that virus fragments were discovered in Allambie Heights, in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, and in Merimbula, on the NSW South Coast.
While Victorian health authorities have instructed staff of the Caulfield South Primary School, along with students and parents, to self-isolate after a Covid close contact was identified at the school.
More to follow.