Hong Kong researchers develop sewage monitoring system to detect coronavirus that causes Covid-19

Published on January 10, 2021 by

Hong Kong has seen a rise in locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 since a fourth wave of infections began in November 2020. A team of researchers at the University of Hong Kong’s department of civil engineering have developed a sewage monitoring programme that has helped authorities find at least nine hidden virus carriers in two public housing estates. Professor Gabriel Leung, the dean of the university’s medical school and a key adviser to the government on Covid-19, hopes the technology can be transferred and commercialised to help the city successfully stamp out the disease.

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