Sewage treatment plants in Narrabri and Wee Waa have been subject to further testing as part of the NSW government’s Sewage Surveillance Program.
Samples collected on September 7 from the two towns returned a negative result to COVID-19 detection, mayor Ron Campbell advised in a community update on Monday evening.
This week’s samples were collected on Tuesday with the results anticipated by the end of the week.
In his mayoral update, which also related to the listing of an exposure site in Narrabri, Cr Campbell thanked the community for its ongoing resilience particularly during the past week.
“I ask you to continue to follow all NSW Health protocols to ensure we continue to have every chance of coming out of lockdown this weekend,” he said.
“As I stated late last week, the NSW government said that if our vaccination rates and COVID testing figures increase, there are no further cases, and sewage detection remains negative then we have every chance of coming out of lockdown at the end of this week.”
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