Coronavirus in sewage and science in lockdown

Thursday, 23 April 2020 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Toilet paper shortages aren't the only impact of the pandemic, as the coronavirus itself can be detected in sewage (Photo by Chris Lassig)

This week on Locked in Science, Claire speaks to Paul Bertsch from the CSIRO about the successful detection of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in sewage in Brisbane, as a way of tracking infections. Also, Stu shares some science that's become possible due to people being in lockdown, and Chris tells us about Australia's rapidly updated guidelines for treating COVID-19, which can be found online at

Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns and Claire Farrugia.