A hydrographer takes samples from a sewer in Melbourne. Photo: AFP

Australia sifts through sewage to find hidden coronavirus clusters

  • Melbourne is testing waste water and excrement for traces of the virus in a bid to focus conventional tracing strategy on problem suburbs
  • Hydrographers lower buckets into sewer lines to collect samples, which are then taken to a lab where they are tested for ultra-trace levels of the virus
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A hydrographer takes samples from a sewer in Melbourne. Photo: AFP
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