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Coronavirus fragments detected in regional Vic wastewater


As restrictions in regional areas get set to further ease at 11.59pm tonight coronavirus fragments have been detected in waste water north-west of Bendigo.

Health authorities say its likely to be from someone shedding the virus given there are no cases in the area.
If you've been in California Gully, Eaglehawk, Epsom, Huntly, Jackass Flat, Maiden Gully, Marong, North Bendigo or Sailors Gully between June 3rd and 7th and have symptoms, you're being urged to get tested.
Meantime, Ballarat police will be on the lookout for metro divers attempting to escape to regional Victoria this long weekend.
Specialist resources from state highway patrol as well as the heavy vehicle unit will be sent to the Ballarat area as part of 'Operation Regal'.
Sargent Dave Whitwell of Ballarat Highway Patrol says automatic number plate recognition cars will also be deployed.
"There'll probably be an increased police presence on the roads in any case because we're enforcing the Chief Health Officers directions in terms of preventing people travelling to regional Victoria," Sargant Whitwell said.
New rules prevent metro Melbourne residents travelling further than 25 Klm from where they live.
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