Several countries have said they will monitor the waste water from flights originating from China in response to an explosion of Covid-19 cases across the nation. Photo: Xinhua/File
Several countries have said they will monitor the waste water from flights originating from China in response to an explosion of Covid-19 cases across the nation. Photo: Xinhua/File
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Why monitor waste water of flights arriving from China for Covid?

  • Measure will not prevent the spread of the virus, but will give a glimpse into the scale of China’s outbreak and if new variants are emerging there
  • The downside is that it only monitor passengers who used the toilet during the flight, and takes days to collect, test, sequence and analyse the findings

Several countries have said they will monitor the waste water from flights originating from China in response to an explosion of Covid-19 cases across the nation. Photo: Xinhua/File
Several countries have said they will monitor the waste water from flights originating from China in response to an explosion of Covid-19 cases across the nation. Photo: Xinhua/File
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