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MEDIA STATEMENT - Message from the Mayor

19 November 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have today advised that fragments of the virus that causes Coronavirus were detected in untreated wastewater taken from the Portland wastewater treatment plant on Tuesday 17 November.

Whilst the source is still unknown, I urge community members to please get tested if you are showing any flu-like symptoms, no matter how mild.

What we are seeing in South Australia is a timely reminder to our community that the virus can present itself and spread very quickly. We need to remain vigilant.

Testing through Portland District Health will continue, and an alternate testing site will be established at Alexandra Park to accommodate for overflow if required.

We ask the community to continue to adhere to the health advice and practice social distancing, wear your face mask correctly always outside of your home and ensuring you wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.

Following these simple measures can help to reduce any potential spread within our community.

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