Victoria continues to remain free of COVID-19, however an urgent warning has been issued to thousands of Melbourne residents from 10 suburbs in the city’s southeast.

Anyone who has visited Clayton, Clayton South, Dingley Village, Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave, Notting Hill, Springvale, Springvale South and Wheeler’s Hill between 4-6 April is urged to get tested if they have symptoms ‘no matter how mild’.

The alert came following the confirmation by Victoria’s Health Department that fragments were recently detected in wastewater samples taken from a sewage catchments. The virus detected in wastewater in the region which may be due to a person being in the early infectious phase of the disease due to COVID-19 or because someone is continuing to shed the virus after an early infectious period.

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Common symptoms for COVID-19 include fever, a cough, a sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting as well as loss of taste or smell.