COVID warning for Melbourne suburbs after

COVID warning for Melbourne suburbs after

COVID warning for Melbourne suburbs after fragments of the virus found in wastewater

Coronavirus fragments have been located in wastewater samples from six suburbs across Melbourne.

Residents or visitors to the suburbs, in Melbourne’s east and south-east, are being urged to remain vigilant for symptoms of the virus.

Fragments of the virus can mean undetected cases in the area or ongoing shedding of the virus.

People who live in, or have visited the areas during the timeframe where the virus was found should seek testing as soon as any symptoms present.

They are Wantirna South and Boronia, including parts of Bayswater, Ferntree Gully, Knoxfield and Tremont, between February 13-15.

Victoria’s testing commander Jeroen Weimar.
Victoria’s testing commander Jeroen Weimar. Credit: ERIK ANDERSON/AAPIMAGE

Carrum Downs and Langwarrin, including parts of Skye, between Feburary 13-16.

And St Kilda East and Caulfield North, including parts of Balaclava, Caulfield and Esternwick, between February 13-16.

The warning comes on the back of no new locally acquired cases for a second consecutive day.

Victoria concluded a five-day snap lockdown at midnight on Wednesday after an outbreak linked to the Holiday Inn hotel at Melbourne Airport.


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