More than 60,000 people have been placed on high alert after the coronavirus was detected in sewage at Warriewood treatment plant, which covers Sydney’s northern beaches.
With no known cases currently in the area, NSW Health has asked residents to be ultra vigilant and get tested if the mildest of symptoms emerge
The plant processes sewage from about 62,700 people living in suburbs including Narrabeen, Oxford Falls, Frenchs Forest, Warriewood, Mona Vale, North Narrabeen, Church Point, Clareville, Newport, Elanora Heights, Bayview, Ku-ring-gai Chase, Terrey Hills, Belrose, Ingleside, Bilgola Plateau, Bilgola Beach, Avalon Beach, Palm Beach, Whale Beach and Pittwater.
Camera IconPeople in suburbs including Narrabeen, Avalon, Palm Beach and Pittwater have been urged to monitor for the mildest of symptoms. NCA NewsWire / Damian Shaw Credit: News Corp Australia
After being at the epicentre of an outbreak over Christmas, the northern beaches area has so far been largely spared from Sydney’s current Covid crisis, which hit an alarming high of 163 cases on Saturday.
On Friday, 9000 people in the Southern Highlands were similarly warned to watch for symptoms after virus fragments were detected at Moss Vale treatment plant.
The virus has also been detected in the West Lindfield sewage network covering Sydney’s north shore, the Minto network covering Campbelltown and surrounds, and at the Byron Bay sewage treatment plant.