Covid issued an urgent warning for more than 110,000 Sydneysiders after a virus was found in their sewage – so is your submarine on the list?
- NSW Health issued a warning after virus fragments were discovered in western Sydney
- They were found in the Auburn Sewerage Network, which consists of 24 suburbs
- Health chiefs said it was possible he could jump into the community
More than 110,000 people in Sydney are vigilant after a coronavirus was found in their sewage.
NSW Health issued a warning Tuesday after items of Covid-19 were found in the Auburn Sewerage Network.
The area covers 24 suburbs throughout western Sydney.
Pictured: Scott Morrison (left) watches as Sarah Fletcher is taken through the procedure to get the Pfizer vaccine at Sydney’s local health district vaccination hub on 19 February
Pictured: Women eating at a restaurant in Sydney on February 12 following rules on wearing a resting mask
Health chiefs said the waste water particles could be the result of non-infectious people stripping the virus, but said there was still a risk it could jump back into the community.
‘While there have been a number of recent recoveries in the Auburn area, NSW Health urges everyone to be vigilant for symptoms – and to be tested immediately and alone if they do occur, he said.
Towns in the catchment area include Condell Park, Bank City, 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 Sewerage Network.
Pictured: A tour of Covid’s test facility at Auburn in Sydney on 2 January
People living in the areas have been told to be vigilant for symptoms.
NSW is on the 37th consecutive day with no local issues.
There are 20 active Covid-19 cases in the state, which involve return passengers.
About 10,177 tests were reported until 8pm on Monday night, compared to a total of 12,175 the previous day.
It comes as hubs have been set up in every state and region to deliver the Pfizer vaccine, with 60,000 people in Australia expected to receive their first injection this week .
Health and border force workers and elderly care residents were among the first to receive the injection Monday.
SUBURBS IN THE AUBURN SEVERN NETWORK:
Sydney Olympic Park
Source: NSW Health