2 Jul 2020

Sewage tests begin to detect Covid-19 outbreaks

From Midday Report, 12:48 pm on 2 July 2020

ESR scientists will start testing sewage at the managed isolation facilities with the aim of detecting future outbreaks of Covid 19.

The tests are the first steps in developing an early warning system.

Māni Dunlop spoke with ESR's Health & Environment Research & Development Manager, Dr Brent Gilpin.