Pop-up clinic busy after virus fragments found

Castlemaine community health nurse Bronwyn Grieve with a sample taken from one of many people who got tested for Covid-19 at Tuesday's drive-through clinic at CHIRP. Photo: Eve Lamb

Many people have attended a drive-through Covid-19 test clinic at CHIRP Community Health after routine sampling at the Castlemaine Waste Water Treatment facility last week detected coronavirus fragments.
The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed low levels of viral fragments were detected in a waste water sample last Tuesday.
Over Friday to Monday 120 people attended the pop-up clinic that was then set up at CHIRP, and the steady flow of those lining up to be tested at the clinic continued on Tuesday.
They included locals and people travelling from Sydney and other parts of New South Wales.
“We had 120 people come through over the weekend since Friday,” community health nurse with CHIRP Bronwyn Grieve said, speaking to the Mail on site during Tuesday’s drive-through clinic… Read more in today’s Mail ~

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.