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COVID-19 detected in Cairns sewage

  Traces of COVID-19 have been found in sewage in Cairns.  Queensland's Chief Health Officer Doctor Jeannette Young says the viral fragments were detected in wastewater at a local treatment plant last week.  The virus has also been picked up in sewage at Merrimac, on the Gold Coast, and Cannonvale, near Airlie Beach.  Doctor Young says the...