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Virus found in sewage within Queensland-NSW border zone




New South Wales Health has found COVID-19 fragments at the Byron Bay sewage treatment plant, which is within the Queensland-NSW border zone that was reinstated overnight.

The plant services about 19,000 people in Byron Bay, Wategos, Suffolk Park, Sunrise, and Broken Head, with NSW Health officials saying the discovery is of “great concern”.

Wategos Beach near Byron Bay, with the Byron Bay light house in the background.Credit:Peter Braig

NSW health authorities fear there could be undetected virus cases in Byron Bay.

The Queensland-NSW border closed once again overnight in response to the outbreak in greater Sydney, but Byron Bay is part of the declared border zone.

NSW residents can cross the border for a permitted purpose and Queensland…

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