Coronavirus in sewage and rivers: 7 things you need to know

Scientists say that coronaviruses can survive in sewage for weeks, raising questions over whether they are entering rivers intact via discharges and what impact that might have on people and the environment. Here’s what we know so far.

by Rachel Salvidge
Scientists say the virus could reach rivers intact via sewage discharges. Photograph: Photofusion/Getty Images
Scientists say the virus could reach rivers intact via sewage discharges. Photograph: Photofusion/Getty Images

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