Lisbon airport wastewater analysed to detect variants

By TPN/Lusa, in News, COVID-19, Lisbon · 27-06-2021 20:10:00 · 2 Comments

The wastewater from Humberto Delgado airport, in Lisbon, will be used over the next seven months to detect variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, in an investigation project by the European Commission.

The Commission's internal scientific service project points to the airport as a "super site" with potential for early detection of variants of the virus that causes covid-19, the ministry of Environment and Climate Action said in a statement, noting that it serves as a link to Portuguese-speaking cities but also to others European cities in the United States, China and India.

The collection of samples will be carried out by the Portuguese Environment Agency and by the Águas de Portugal group and their analysis will be carried out by international partner laboratories of the European research centre.

The experience will serve as a basis for creating in the future a "regular surveillance system for the circulation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants and defining an early warning system" that uses the data collected in the analysis of wastewater.

The ministry said that the analysis collection team is already established and that the analyses will be paid for by the European research centre.

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Why not test the waste waters at the Palácio da Assembleia...It's full of more then just Merde...The variants there are truly harmful to the population...

By Sakamoto Saurez from Other on 28-06-2021 05:17

This is how you scare and lock up healthy people. Tell them you have tested the waste water and they are all in danger. You people are too gullible to be able to save your country

By Latoysha Adams from USA on 28-06-2021 02:45
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