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8 Jan wastewater

Regular results of COVID-19 wastewater testing reported

The wastewaster of eighty locations throughout Aotearoa New Zealand was tested over the week ending 8 January and highlighted new detections of the virus in Ahipara, Waihi Beach, Whangamata and Taupo.

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Expert Opinion: Why studying the origins of SARS-CoV-2, its variants and relatives matters

ESR' Professor Michael Bunce and Dr Jemma Geoghegan highlight the need for ongoing research into the origins of the COVID-19 virus.

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ESR scientist preparing a polymerase chain reaction test as part of diagnostic laboratory testing for 2019 novel coronavirus